Blood Pressure Targets updated
GPs have this year been asked to try and ensure their patient’s blood pressure is controlled to a lower target. This is because there is increasing evidence that lowering blood pressure further can help to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. This means your doctor may advise further treatment even if your blood pressure is the same as last year.
You can read more about blood pressure at https://www.nhs.uk/common-health-questions/lifestyle/what-is-blood-pressure/
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If you have a mobile telephone number on your medical records, you will notice that we have texted you in the past asking for your permission to contact you in this way. We routinely send appointment reminders, and other recalls for health. We are sending some more texts at the moment encouraging patients who have a smartphone to download the app, MJog Messenger, which allows us to send richer messages to patients. If you'd like more information, please go to MJog.
Electronic Prescription Service
We encourage all patients to nominate a pharmacy to dispense their prescription. You can complete a form available from reception, or just let us know verbally. You will still order your prescription in the normal way, but it will then be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy.
This system has a much better audit trail for the prescriptions, and is safer for the patient, pharmacy and the Practice. For more information, see this link.