Manchester Health and Care Commissioning has been looking at pricing and how interchangeable some inhalers could be. Reluctantly there are therefore going to start switching the following
Manchester: Inhaler switch
Seretide 500 and generic to Staplex
Seretide/ Sidupla and generic to Sereflo (strengths 125 and 250 pMDI)
These changes will not start for at least four weeks and contractors should take the opportunity to review their stock-holding of these products.
GM LPC is pleased that as a result of discussions, MHCC has decided not to make an additional switch of a different inhaler.
Salford: Transfer of Care
A training event is being held on Tuesday 9th July around Transfer of Care please see here : Salford Transfer of Care Around Medicines Event for further details.
Salford:Eccles Gateway Medical Practice – Termination of contract.
Due to the recent termination of a GP contract Salford CCG has made some temporary changes for patient care at Eccles Gateway Medical practice.
Patients registered with Eccles Gateway Medical Practice are currently being looked after by staff from Salford Primary Care Together- Eccles, whose practice is also located within Eccles Gateway. Salford CCG are providing support for Salford Primary Care Together -Eccles to ensure they can provide quality care for patients.
Trafford: Gorse Hill Medical Centre and Ayres Road Surgery
(Limelight branch) update
Gorse Hill Medical Centre and Ayres Road Surgery (Limelight branch) permanently closed to patients last week, as planned.
Trafford CCG/Trafford Council has been working in partnership with local practices and NHS England, and together facilitated the transfer of patients to Brooks Bar @ Limelight (previously known as Brooks Bar Medical Centre) and North Trafford Group Practice, Chester Road.
All patients should now have received a letter from Trafford CCG advising which practice they will be transferring to.
Trafford Co-ordination Centre patient support line is still available should patients have any queries relating to the move and can be contacted by telephoning: 0161 976 2555 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.