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Date: 16 December 2017
GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge yesterday agreed to stop prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens, anti-malarial medicines and certain “non-essential” procedures, as well as restricting who is eligible for cataract surgery and podiatry.
Local people in Redbridge are being reminding that they can save time and access quicker and more appropriate treatment by visiting their local pharmacist.
The Courtland Surgery is closing on 20 January 2018. If you are a patient and have not yet registered with a new GP practice, it is important that you do so ASAP.
There are lots of ways to get urgent medical advice and treatment in Redbridge if you or a family member become unwell this winter. Remember that the first port of call might not always be A&E.
To mark World AIDS Day, the London Borough of Redbridge and the Terrence Higgins Trust will be hosting an event at Redbridge Central Library on Friday 1 December at 11am.
Parents and carers of young children in Havering are being reminded that many common childhood illnesses can be managed easily at home with over the counter medication and rest.
Our consultation regarding proposals to restrict eligibility for cataract surgery and podiatry; stop funding certain non-essential health procedures; and no longer prescribe some ‘over the counter’ medicines in Redbridge has now closed.
The landmark devolution deal to improve health and care in London, signed by the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Health as well as health and care leaders across the capital, is a key step forward for greater health and care integration in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge.
People in Redbridge are being urged to take simple steps to stay fit and healthy this winter – with a reminder that caring for yourself can help the NHS.
Redbridge Council are currently consulting with the public around reshaping day opportunity services and on changes to their charging policy for adult social services.
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