Introducing the NHS App
The NHS App is the first app from the NHS for people across England.
It can be used to book or cancel appointments, view your medical record, order repeat prescriptions, check your symptoms, register to be an organ donor or choose how the NHS uses your data.
You can find more information about the NHS App on the following links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR7P4tXeb-Y&feature=youtu.be for information regarding the registration process
Additional Evening & Weekend Appointments
Chevin Medical practice now offers a wide range of care services 7 days a week including bank holidays. This increased availability enhances the service offered by our practice and is provided by a range of local clinicians including GPs, Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. Additional appointments with Pharmacists, Mental Health practitioners and Physiotherapists are available in the evening and at the weekends. More information on how to arrange these appointments are available here.
Over-the-counter medicines, changes to prescribing
Did you know in 2017-2018 we spent £3.2 million on prescribing over-the-counter medicines in Leeds?
And across England, in the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets.
To help ensure we make the best use of our budget we have now implemented national guidance (issued by NHS England) and are asking GPs not to routinely prescribe over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead we are asking local people to buy over-the-counter medicines from their local pharmacy or supermarket.
Please help the NHS to use the resources sensibly. You can find more information here and here.
Sign-up for Online Services
The Practice is always looking for ways to simplify your engagement with us. We encourage you to register for our Online Services which will enable you to book and cancel appointments, order repeat prescriptions and handle additional tasks without having to call us or wait in a queue.
We would also ask you to provide us with up-to-date mobile phone numbers and email addresses, so that you can receive free text messages regarding your appointments, medical reviews and vaccinations, and changes to our services.