We Do NOT Prescribe Sedatives for Patients Undergoing CT & MRI Scans

Because of the safety concerns, we do NOT prescribe sedatives prior to radiological procedures such as CT or MRI scans. Safe and effective analgesia and sedation should be delivered by an appropriately trained and credentialed team with good access to anaesthetics, pre-procedure assessment, sedation plan and checklist, with appropriate monitoring and availability of resuscitation equipment…

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Fear of Flying Sedatives

Health Care First Partnership does NOT prescribe sedatives for fear of flying because of the following reasons: We appreciate that fear of flying is very real and very frightening. A much better approach is to tackle this properly with a Fear of Flying course run by the airlines and we have listed a number of…

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Period Delay for Holidays

Health Care First will no longer be prescribing Noresthisterone or other medications which delay periods for women and girls going on holiday. Our practice no longer provides prescriptions for delaying periods as it is not part of our core contract. In order to carry on delivering safe core services, it has been necessary to stop…

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Change to NightOWLS text number – from today (22 April 2024)

Night OWLS

NightOWLS, the confidential West Yorkshire overnight online and text based listening service for children and young people experiencing a mental health crisis, is changing its text number with effect from 22 April 2024. In the event that someone uses the old number, they will receive a text telling them the new number immediately. The new…

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March 2024 – Patient Newsletter

Happy Easter

Think ahead and know your healthcare options ahead of the Easter Bank Holiday! As the Easter bank holiday approaches, people are being reminded to plan ahead with their medicines needs, use the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions and to visit NHS111 online first if medical advice is needed. Dr Hamish McLure, NHS Medical Director…

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February 2024 – Patient Newsletter


Pharmacy First – getting the most from your pharmacist Under the new NHS Pharmacy First scheme, you can visit a pharmacist to receive advice and treatment for some simple illnesses, instead of going to see your doctor. Read here about what conditions you can now go directly to your pharmacist about and what you need…

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January 2024 – Patient Newsletter

Looking after yourself

Look after yourself Winter, conditions such as cold weather can be bad for our health, especially if you are 65 or older or have health problems.  If you are in the cold for too long, it can make you more likely to have a heart attack or stroke, or your blood pressure could go up.…

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Telephone Assist

If you’re trying to book an appointment through the phone, you may need to wait in a call queue to speak to one of our Care Navigators (previously referred to as “Receptionists/Call Handlers”). Or if you don’t have time to join the call queue, you can use telephone assist. Telephone assist takes you to an…

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Use NHS services to stay well this winter

Stay well this winter

If you’re worried about your health, don’t delay, the NHS wants to see you!  Help us help you get the care you need this winter. Stay strong with winter vaccines Many people get seriously ill from the flu, including complications like bronchitis or pneumonia, and every winter thousands of people die. COVID-19 can also still…

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