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WITHDRAWAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY SERVICES FROM WOOLER

A new JMAPS (joint musculoskeletal and pain clinic) service started across Northumberland on the 1st July.  As part of this, the CCG decided that the physio service in Wooler would be withdrawn but, due to pressure from the practices and patient groups, they have agreed that the service will continue for one day a week from August.

We have been further informed today (9th July) that any patients wishing to be referred to orthopaedic services for treatment have to have contact with the JMAPS service first and we are therefore unable to refer directly to orthopaedics. 

This is something, again, which we were not informed about by the CCG and are awaiting further communication from them.

We will continue to fight to maintain physio services in Wooler as will our patient group.

pharmacistPharmacy First

Sometimes when you or your family are unwell, you may not need to make an appointment to see your GP.  The local community pharmacist is a trained medical professional who can provide free advice on the best treatment for a wide range of illnesses and minor ailments.

As well as free medical advice, the local community pharmacy can now also provide free medication for some illnesses and minor ailments under a scheme called Think Pharmacy First.  TPF allows people who receive free prescriptions to go straight to their pharmacist to receive treatment without needing to visit their GP to get a prescription first.

Click on the local link for more information on this and other useful sites:    http://www.northtynesideccg.nhs.uk/your-health/health-campaigns/health-campaign-2

 
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