HIV Screening for newly registered patients
Potterells have joined an NHS pilot project offering routine HIV tests to all new patients.
It is estimated than there may be 25000 people in the UK with HIV who are unaware that the have it. Modern medication can enable those affected to live a completely normal life, so this project is aiming to increase the number of patients identified at the earliest possible instance.
During the medical the test will be discussed with you and you have the option to undertake the screening if you wish.
We are pleased to announce that Potterells is now using the electronic prescription transfer system. This should be a simpler process for issuing medication and we hope it will be more secure and will mean fewer prescriptions going missing. If you would like to make use of this service please inform your regular pharmacist.
You will be informed if you are eligible to receive the vaccination against shingles. If you have been invited please contact reception to arrange an appointment.