Bexley CCG News
First NHS Online app goes live in Bexley

Healthy London Partnership has launched an app – NHS Online – designed to provide accurate, non-urgent medical advice to more than 240,000 Bexley residents, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Click here to find out more about how the app is being implemented in Bexley.

15 November 2017
NHS Bexley CCG celebrates workplace inclusivity

NHS Bexley CCG celebrates workplace inclusivity  

30 August 2017
August 2017 bank holiday pharmacy opening times

August 2017 bank holiday opening times in Bexley

18 August 2017
Local people encouraged to hear about important plans for healthcare services in Bexley

Our Healthier Bexley event - get involved

Hear about important plans for Bexley and south-east London direct from NHS leaders. Give us your views on how to help our NHS to meet the increasing demand on services. Find out more about how you can get involved.

19 June 2017
Bank holiday pharmacy opening times

Bank holiday pharmacy opening hours

Opening hours for the bank holiday have been published.

Find out which pharmacies are open on Monday 29 May.

 

Complete our survey online.

 

24 May 2017
Protecting against cyber attacks

The recent cyber-attack has had no impact on services in Bexley. Checks of IT systems have been completed and these are all in order and secure. The CCG’s priority is to ensure that services to patients are not impacted. 

The CCG can confirm the following: 

  • Patients have continued to be treated by all the usual local services
  • There is no evidence that patient data has been accessed or patient records affected
  • Patients should keep their hospital or GP appointment unless told not to go
  • Patients can continue to make appointments with their GP
  • Local residents should use the NHS wisely and use pharmacists for minor ailments and conditions
  • Systems may be running slower than usual

For regular updates please visit NHS Digital.

16 May 2017
Local GPs and pharmacists provide their top tips on how to get the best from your medicines

NHS Bexley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is running a campaign to help patients get the best out of their medicines. The campaign aims to help prevent people being ill because they are not using their medicines properly and, reduce the amount of unused medicines that are thrown away.

Across the UK, unused medicines that are thrown away cost the NHS £300 million of taxpayers’ money every year. In Bexley, it is estimated that the total cost of medicines that were thrown away during 2016 was £517,244.

Local GP and chair of NHS Bexley CCG’s quality and safety sub-committee, Dr Sonia Khanna-Deshmukh, said: “We really want to make an impact in reducing the amount of unused medicines we waste. It is an issue where patients, GPs, GP practice pharmacists, community pharmacy and hospital teams can all contribute.

“We know some patients do like to have a spare stock of medicines ‘just in case’ but we recommend only having a maximum of one months’ supply at home. We really want patients to order only those medicines that they need.

“Unwanted dispensed medicines returned to the pharmacy cannot be reissued to other patients – even if they are new – due to safety issues. The only way pharmacies can re-use medicines is if you check your prescription bag before you leave the pharmacy, and return any unwanted medicines there and then.

“If any patient is unsure about their medicines they should talk to their pharmacist or GP practice.”

Broadway Pharmacy pharmacist, Bipin Patel, is encouraging patients to seek the advice of their local pharmacist: “If you have any concerns about the medicines you are taking, pop into your usual pharmacy. We can arrange a medicines use review and focus on how you are getting on with your medicines. It takes place in a private consultation area in your local pharmacy, where you regularly collect your repeat prescriptions. It’s an NHS service available to patients who have a regular pharmacy and take certain medicines – you don’t need to pay and it is offered in most pharmacies in Bexley.”

14 February 2017

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