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Rapid Access Clinic

 

The surgery is now running a rapid access clinic.  This service is known to be an efficient way of dealing with certain minor ailments that do not necessarily need to be seen by a doctor.  It can reduce the time you are waiting to be seen and allow the GPs to see patients with more complex needs.

 

When you request an urgent on the day appointment the receptionist will ask you the nature of your problem. This is purely so they can direct you to the most appropriate healthcare professional to deal with your ailment.

 

Rest assured our Practice Nurses and our Primary Care Practitioner are highly skilled and experienced professionals who, in the rare event they need help, will be able to speak directly to a GP for assistance

What is a Practice Pharmacist?

 

Practice Pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who specialise in medicines and how they work.

The new role of a Practice Pharmacist for St Katherines will ensure that your medication needs and questions can be quickly and effectively sorted without waiting for a doctor.  

  

How can the Practice Pharmacist help?

  

Saba is the first point of contact for any medication queries or concerns you may have. She is available for telephone calls and face to face appointments.

  Saba can help when you need expert advice on your medicines after your condition has been diagnosed.

She will not give you your medicines; you should collect these from the chemist in the usual way.

What are the sorts of questions the Practice Pharmacist can help with?

 
Does a new over the counter medicine go together with all my other medicines?

I am worried about side effects...

My usual medicine is currently unavailable...

How, when and for how long should I take my medicine?

Should I stop certain medicines before my operation/procedure?

I have missed or taken the wrong dose of my medicine, what should I do?

  

How can I contact the Practice Pharmacist?

 Please speak to reception to arrange a phone call or an appointment with Saba

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