Electronic Prescriptions

 

If you have needed a prescription over the last month or so you may have noticed a bit of a change.

Your prescription now has a barcode and number in the bottom right hand corner. This is because we are now producing the new NZePS electronic prescriptions, which means the information necessary for your prescription is now sent directly to your pharmacy when they scan the code.

Hei Hei Health Centre is one of the first practices in Christchurch to be using this innovative new system.  The other is our sister practice in Sumner.

Money for Old Rope?

 

A common question we get asked is why we charge for repeat prescriptions. 

Several patients have commented that this is "Money for Old Rope" and as this is not an uncommonly held perspective, we felt it would be worth explaining why there is a fee and what it covers:

Is Milk Not so Good After All?

Image of cow illustrating article about how milk might not be healthy

Milk is heavily promoted by the Dairy industry as a source of Calcium and being good for bones but a new paper published in the British Medical Journal has found that higher intake of milk in women is not associated with a reduced fracture risk and may also be linked to increased risk of early death.  As with all medical studies though, caution is needed in making changes on the basis of this new information.

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