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Updates about the practice ...............................

The practice will be merging with St pauls and Brunswick House medical practices from October 2016.

We would like to welcome Jackie Shearer and Hazel Boniface our new nurse practitioners to compliment our team.

Dr Burnett is now currently on maternity leave, we hope you will join us in wishing her well during this time.

I promise we will have a newsletter out soon, it has been a very busy time for us admin staff working behind the scenes.

We are very sorry to say goodbye to Dr Alam who has returned to his training practice at Fushill Street.  Dr Brading has recently moved out of the area and will be leaving us at the end of September.  Recruitment of GPs is becoming very challenging for the whole country but it seems especially in Cumbria.

In order to meet the busy winter months ahead we have been planning our staffing levels and have great pleasure in telling you about our two new recruits.

Erica Turnbull - Erica is a very experienced Nurse Practitioner with extensive training.  Erica will be working alongside the doctors dealing with acute medical problems.

Karen Little - Karen is a very expereinced pharmacist who some of you may know from the local Co-op Pharmacy.  Karen will be consulting with patients with various conditions.  But overall Karen will be supporting the doctors with their prescribing and completing medication reviews for patients.  All patients with a medication query will now be directed to Karen in the first instance.

In order to meet continuity with patients Kevin McStay, Paul Beresford-Jones and Tim Sanders will all support us as regular locums until we are able to recruit in to the GP positions.

The practice online patient access soon to include your medical record for you to view.  If you see anything incorrect or missing on your record please put this in writing to your GP who will investigate further. Please note this information is only viewable by you - the registered patient.  All requests for this information should be in writing adressed to Rebecca Foster.

We are pleased to welcome Carlisle Carers and Age Concern to the practice. They will be holding a drop in clinic in the practice on a Monday.Please check with the reception team when they are next due in.

27/8/14  Nationally GP recruitment is becoming a huge issue for general practice.  At North Carlisle Medical Practice we have vacancies which we are struggling to fill therefore currently we are looking at alternative ways to support service delivery.

You may now order you prescription via our dedicated prescription line by calling 01228 552577 this answering service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Please allow 48 hours for prescription preperation.(Based on opening hours of Monday to Friday 8am - 6.30pm)





medication7Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in the following ways:

  • Online – follow the link at the top of this page to register for this service.
  • In Person - call in at the practice during normal opening hours Monday – Friday.  It helps if you use the form provided with your last prescription – just tick the boxes for the medication you need and hand to the receptionist.
  • By telephone - you can order your medication 24 hours a day 7 days a week now via our dedicated prescription line.                    01228 552 577


Remember – your prescription needs to be raised, printed, checked and signed by a doctor therefore 2 working days should always be allowed. The pharmacys need a further 24 hours to dispense your medication.

Points to remember when ordering medication

  • If the collector is not the patient or a parent (in the case of a child) then we will require written authorisation from you. 
  • If you think you are experiencing side effects then you must discuss this with a practice nurse or doctor.
  • The only items that will automatically be re-prescribed on request are those items on your reorder slip.
  • If the item is not on repeat but you have had it previously as a repeat or a ‘one-off’ prescription we may be able to prescribe it but it may take longer than 72 hours to authorise and you may still be asked to make an appointment to see the doctor.
  • Please note that most drugs we prescribe by the generic name and not the trade name. The chemist may supply the medication in a manufacturers branded packet. The dispensing label will have the correct generic name that you should use when ordering.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

48_hoursPlease allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

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