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Castlegate & Derwent Surgery Isel Road, Cockermouth, CA13 9HT Tel: 01900 705750

Medicine matters

As a practice, we are working alongside other practices and criteria from North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group. We are tasked annually, to ensure we are optimising practice resources to make sure our prescribing and use of medicines is safe and we are spending NHS resources responsibility. Our two areas of focus we are starting to work on over the next three months are:

  • Treatment of Indigestion (Dyspepsia) & Heartburn
  • We are currently reviewing all patients taking the following medication: Omeprazole, Lansoprazole, Esomeprazole, Pantoprazole & Rabeprazole for Indigestions and Heartburn.

We are actively assessing patients in clinics and on the phone, who have been taking this medication long-term to determine if it is still required and reducing or stopping the medication if this is clinically appropriate.

There have been a number of safety concerns associated with taking this medication long-term and we want to ensure all our patients are on the best treatment for your symptoms.


Emollients (Moisturisers) for Skin Conditions

Skin is another area being assessed at the moment too. You may be asked to trial some of the new products that have been added to the Cumbria Drug Formulary (list). We are heading into the winter months which can aggravate and  exacerbation some skin complaints. We will be contacting patients to ensure you are on the most appropriate Emollient for you skin conditions.  

 

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