WIPE OUT MEDICINE WASTE
Every year in Northern Ireland, £18,000,000 is thrown away as unwanted medicines. The Wipe Out Medicine Waste video is part of a campaign to raise awareness of the amount of medicines wasted annually in Northern Ireland and to encourage people to help reduce this, by checking their stock before re-ordering and to let their doctor or pharmacist know if they think they are getting too much.
For more information please click the link below for the Wipeout medicine waste video.
Woodbrooke aims to provide a service to our patients based on listening, caring and responding to their health needs, underpinned by compassion and best practice. We also have a role in educating the doctors of tomorrow and in the personal development of our team.
PREGABALIN (LYRICA®) MISUSE
In Northern Ireland it has been highlighted to GPs the problems with prescription misuse and in particular with PREGABALIN (LYRICA®) . There is a growing misuse of this drug and expanding illegal market across Northern Ireland
There are many problems with prescribing pregabalin:
Ø Tolerance (body gets used to it and it is less effective) to pregabalin can happen within 1-3 days
Ø Trying to stop this drug you may experience anxiety, can’t sleep, headache, nervousness, depression, pain, increased sweating and dizziness.
Ø Less harmful drugs should be used before pregabalin and attempts made to reduce pregabalin if on it for some time.
Ø The practice will be using less of this drug in the future and reviewing all patients on this to make sure that any harm from this drug is minimised or stopped.
Please contact the surgery if you are taking this drug and would like to explore what alternatives are available.
Thursday 11th May 2017
Closed from 1pm to 6pm for In-House Training
Monday 01st May 2017
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Monday 28th August 2017
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Tuesday 26th December 2017
In case of emergency you can contact the out of hours bureau on 02892 602204. This service is for medical emergencies only. Patients should not use this service to obtain repeat medication.
(Site updated 25/04/2017)