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Supporting Carers Week - 11th to 17th June.  Click here for more information from Carers Matter Norfolk.

Latest newsletter published - click here.

Click here for the latest CCG 'patient and carers guide to support for people with dementia'.  This has a range of useful contacts.

The Practice is pleased to support the new St Georges Dementia Support Group in Stoke Holy Cross.  For further information call 01508 493661. 

Visit the Dementia Friendly Norfolk website at www.dementiafriednlynorfolk.com

The breast screening unit which was in Poringland in the spring has now left the area.  For patients that missed their appointment or are outside the screening age but can request screening once every three years, should call the screening team on 01603 287777. 

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NHS Norfolk is working with GPs to encourage them to prescribe generic medicines. Many patients question why the colour and shape of their drugs change weekly or monthly and we have detailed below the answers to these commonly asked questions.

Most medicines have two names - the unbranded name (generic name) and the brand name that the company who first produced it may use.

The generic name is part of the scientific name of the drug and will always be the same whoever makes it, but different companies will give the same drug different brand names.

Generic drugs look different because the manufacturer may choose different colours, tastes or shapes but this makes no difference at all to the active ingredient.

Generic medicines are generally cheaper than those with a brand name but are just as safe and effective. By prescribing a drug generically, your doctor is helping save money for the NHS, which can then be spent on other services.

 
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