Clarendon Medical Centre Important Updates!

1. Our WALK-IN clinics run on Mondays Tuesdays & Wednesdays at the Alice Street Site BD8 7RT first come first serve from 8.30 am and on Thursdays Fridays at the Manningham Site BD8 7SY first come first serve from 8.30am. Please NOTE TWO patients ONLY per family/household will be seen. Many Thanks for your continuous support.

2. Please note for repeat medication or sick notes; you do not need to be seen by a GP. When requesting repeat medication please allow 48 hours for processing, we only accept repeat requests via written form. To make it easier Signup to our online services. You can order your medication; book your
Appointments; view blood results from the comfort of your own home. Using SystmOnline is easy, use the app on your phone, and ask for the login details from one of the admin team.

3. All practices in Bradford are being asked to STOP prescribing Over the Counter medication.

All surgeries and health centres in Bradford are now being asked to stop prescribing what they call ‘Over the Counter’ medication – OTC medication for short. The other name used for OTC medication is the General Sales List Medicines. Clarendon Medical Centre will also be implementing this – as it is a mandate that all surgeries have to do.

This means that if a medication is sold over the counter by local pharmacies, then you will need to get it from them rather than resorting your GP for a prescription.

Why is this being done?

• The main reason is that it will save the NHS quite a lot of money – and this is important because especially as the NHS is underfunded and strapped for cash these days. In the mean-time, it is important for us to put measures in place to protect our NHS and help it continue to run for the future – for ourselves and our children. Did you know that something you buy over the counter for a couple of pounds might cost the NHS FIVE or SIX times more! It’s crazy – we know – but it is the truth! If we don’t protect our NHS, we might end up with a system like America, where only those who can afford to pay get the best care. Do you want that?

• This move will also help prevent our appointments being used for little things that you can sort out for yourself. This will help us provide more time and deeper care for patients with complex or serious medical illnesses.

• But the other good news is that you don’t have to sit around ages waiting for a doctor to call you in! You can go to your local pharmacy, get information and advice from them, buy an OTC medication if needed, and get on with your life.

Can you give me some examples of OTC medication?

Here’s a small list of commonly requested items from us that you can buy from your local pharmacy.
OTC medication include things like

• Paracetamol/calpol
• Ibuprofen
• Cough mixtures
• Sudafed
• Gaviscon
• Canesten cream (for thrush or athletes foot/groin)
• Hay fever tablets
• Nit lotion

• Laxatives like Senna or Lactulose (although if your motions have changed, come and see the doctor).
Please try to purchase these items from your local pharmacist rather than resorting to your GP practice.

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