Healthcare, Medication and Repeat Prescriptions

For advice on using the NHS and healthcare services during the pandemic, visit the NHS website
 
Pharmacies have reported that demand for repeat prescriptions continues to be higher than normal, and there has been a much higher demand for advice.
 
This is a stressful and challenging time for everyone, and pharmacies are very grateful to their patients who have been so understanding and appreciative of the situation. They are also deeply grateful to the volunteer groups who are collecting and delivering prescriptions to vulnerable or self-isolating patients. It is an enormous contribution to the national effort to slow the spread of Covid-19.
 
Pharmacies are continually monitoring and adapting their approach to ensure that they maintain service to patients, and that they do so in a sustainable way. 
 
Local support groups that may be able to assist with prescription deliveries:
Other district-wide delivery services are:
  • AAA Motorcycles. 07384746025.
  • Soham Handy Helpers: 07876521160
  • Care-network: Delivering essential supplies and prescriptions
    If you are on your own with no one to help you and need an emergency food shop or a prescription to be collected please call 01223 714433. 
    We are happy to get in touch if you are concerned about someone else , please call 0330 094 5750.
    Our Community Navigators are ready to help you find the right support for you – from community services, groups and charities 01353 659639
Please remember: it takes time for your volunteer group to compile and send the information over to your local dispensery, and it takes time for them to prepare all the prescriptions ready for collection. 
 
Volunteer groups have been given cut off times that dispenseries need to receive information by in order to guarantee that a prescription will be ready for the next collection slot. Please understand that if you call after the cut off time, your prescription may not be ready until the following collection slot.

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