2014 News

Patient Newletters

Click here to view our Winter 2014 Newsletter

Practice Accreditation Award Evening

Our award was presented to the staff by Dr Dan Poulter MP, Minister for Health and Dr Arthur Hibble of the RCGP.

Drug Driving Law

The law regarding drivers found to be over the limit for driving for certain prescription drugs has changed. Drivers can now be prosecuted from driving under the influence of prescription drugs as well as illegal drugs. This should not usually affect those taking the prescribed amount of their medication.

Talk to your doctor about whether you should drive if you’ve been prescribed any of the following drugs:

  • amphetamine, eg dexamphetamine or selegiline
  • clonazepam
  • diazepam
  • flunitrazepam
  • lorazepam
  • methadone
  • morphine or opiate and opioid-based drugs, eg codeine, tramadol or fentanyl
  • oxazepam
  • temazepam

Further details can be found here