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Novo Nordisk Field Safety Notice  -  NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5

Novo Nordisk A/S has detected that the insulin cartridge holder used in a number of NovoPen Echo and NovoPen 5 batches may crack or break if exposed to certain chemicals in some household products, such as cleaning agent, sunscreen and food grease.  Certain batches are affected and patients are advised to the NovoNordisk Customer Care Line on 0845 600 5055 to check their device and/or to request a replacement. 

For further information please see the link on the 'Latest News' tab or telephone the surgery on 0115 883 2626.

Online Services

Castle Healthcare Practice offers online services to all patients, including access to summary information in their GP record.

Online services do not replace traditional ways of contacting your GP over the phone or in person. They simply offer additional ways to interact with your GP, making it easier and more convenient.

For example, you can book and cancel appointments any time of the day, order your repeat prescription from home or at work, save yourself a trip to the GP practice, or look up your medications online.

In return, it's hoped the services will free up phone lines for people with no internet access, and enable GP practices to manage appointments and telephone calls more efficiently.

There are currently three transactional services available:

  1. Booking and cancelling appointments
  2. Repeat prescriptions
  3. Access to GP records (currently summary information only)

For more detailed information about the patient online services download the:

 

You must register at reception for online access to these facilities.

Registration for online services is separate from registration with the GP practice. To register, just show a receptionist your photo ID. They will set up your request and hand over your own personal username and password. This account is usually activated within 24 hours. You are free to change your password at any time. This registration method ensures your identity can be verified by us and your personal details cannot be accessed by others.

 

I'm not good with the internet – where can I get help?

There are a number of different services for people who need internet training such as  UK online centres. Others are provided by local authorities, colleges and charities. The best place to start would be your local library. On this site we created simple tips and instructions that can help you to become a more confident internet user, including how to keep yourself and others safe online.

 
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