This was about a survey of 500 patients that showed that 40% were
unknowingly prescribed medicines containing gelatin despite being vegetarian
or having other cultural and religious beliefs. There has been a call for
clearer labelling of medicines including an ingredient list so that patients
can make an informed choice.
The APBI -the body that represents the pharmaceutical industry in the UK
siad that European legislation actually required disclosure of all
ingredients in the leaflet which comes with the drugs.
If you are unsure about your medicine or require more information then
please contact the pharmacy.
FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION
This year GGHB is running the flu vaccination service.
If you are over 65, then please wait for your letter from the NHS. That will give you the date, time and venue . (Younger patients e.g. 65 year olds are being vaccinatedfirst) It’s also important to point out that the over 65 vaccine is different from the one given to the under 65’s and also different from the one that may be available on a private basis. The under 65’s at risk e.g. asthmatics those with diabetes etc willeither be done at their GP practice or again at a hub.
If you are under 65 and a carer please contact the pharmacy on 0141 633 3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org where you can book in for a vaccine. Unfortunately our private service is at capacity just now and we have a waiting list