Warning - Another scam to be aware of ...
It has been reported that a patient from another surgery was contacted by someone purporting to be the Chief Medical Officer of Southampton, telling them that her regular pharmacy would be closed for the entire month of December and that as a result she would not be able to get her routine medication. The 'Chief Medical Officer' said not to worry though, if she gave them her VISA card details over the phone, he would sort out an arrangement for her. Thankfully, the patient put the phone down and has heard nothing more.
Warning - Scam
Patients are being contacted by a company claiming to be calling from the NHS. This company preys on the elderly and vulnerable by cold calling, pretending to be Health Care Professionals and selling remedies like Rosehip tablets. They say that they have a "special offer price" and only need your card number or bank details to send you a trial offer. However, instead of for example £14.99 it turns out to be £149.90 and they send a years supply. The company is based in India with a virtual office in the UK.
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If you have returned from Guinea, Liberia, or Sierra Leone or cared for someone with Ebola in the past 21 days and You have a fever or feel unwell. Without touching anyone, tell a member of staff or call 111
Take a look at the SPOTLIGHT NEWS,Tuesday 21st October! The Bridges Medical Centre appears in this episode and features an interview with Dr Karen Kirkham. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04ls5r2/spotlight-21102014
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