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New GDPR Legislation:

25th May 2018 

The General Data Protection Regulation is the new legislation in the UK to protect all citizens which comes into effect form the 25th May 2018. The Surgery is in the process of changing its policies and procedures to ensure that the changes have taken place. Please see attached presentation for further information concerning GDPR.

GDPR Presentation

GDPR Patient Leaflet





Spending NHS Money Wisely 2:

The latest set of changes agreed by the CCG Governing Bodies as ‘Spending NHS Money Wisely 2’, come into effect from Monday 8 January.

They include:

  • Stopping prescribing over the counter sleeping tablets, sunscreens, anti-malarial medicines
  • Stopping certain ‘non-essential’ procedures
  • Restricting who is eligible for cataract surgery and podiatry.

Please click here for a full list of the changes. Spending NHS Money Wisely 2


Wart Clinics No Longer Available:

The Robins Surgery will no longer be holding Wart Clinics which it has done so previously. This is due to financial guidelines and changes within the NHS. The services can be purchased over the counter at you local pharmacy. We apologise for any inconvenience. 


Spending NHS Money Wisely 1:


Changes to local NHS prescribing In order to protect funding for our most essential health services – things like cancer care, emergency care, life threatening conditions and mental health services, GPs across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are stopping prescribing some medicines. You may have been prescribed one or more of these medicines in the past. You will see that there are some exceptions, and these are listed below.


From 10 July 2017 The Robins surgery will be:

  • No longer prescribing some ‘over the counter’ medicines and products (including multi vitamins, gluten-free food, muscle rubs etc.) on the NHS
  • Stopping NHS funding for procedures that are purely cosmetic – except for cancer patients
  • Reducing the number of embryo transfers for IVF that the NHS will fund locally
  • Introducing new criteria for weight-loss surgery on the NHS.

The Robins Surgery will therefore no longer be able to prescribe any of the following medicines/products on the NHS:

  • Gluten-free products - e.g. bread
  • Medicines for dental conditions – e.g. mouthwashes, toothpastes
  • Head lice and/or scabies medication
  • Deep Heat/Tiger balm and other Rubefacient or ‘muscle rub’ creams
  • Omega 3 and other fish oil supplements
  • Multivitamin supplements
  • Eye vitamin supplements
  • Colic remedies for babies
  • Cough and cold remedies
  • Paracetamol and ibuprofen
  • Soya-based formula milk
  • Travel vaccinations: We are no longer funding hepatitis A and B combined, hepatitis B, meningococcal meningitis, Japanese encephalitis, rabies, tick-borne encephalitis, TB or yellow fever jabs.

Exceptions: The above does not apply to:

  • Patients with chronic pain (paracetamol and ibuprofen)
  • Children (paracetamol and ibuprofen can still be prescribed in liquid form)
  • Travel vaccinations still funded: cholera, diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster, hepatitis A, typhoid.

For more details please visit Spending NHS Money Wisely or download the following document NHS Changes



NHS App: Now Available on Google Play and Apple Store

This allows you to order repeats, book appointments, view records, has a symptoms checker and NHS 111 online and more.   if you are already setup for online services you will need to use your account ID and pin that you were originally given (please ask reception if you have lost it). 






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