Brexit and Medicines Management

It is very important that NO ADDITIONAL PRESCRIPTION/ORDERS of medicines are made and that patients and their carers continue to follow what NHS England have said “It is important that patients only order their repeat prescriptions as normal, and keep taking their medicines as normal.”

All contingency plans in care homes, pharmacies and GP practices in terms of continuity of medicines supply should refer to this guidance from NHS England 

EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

Colleagues, clients, friends & families you know may need assistance to get the immigration status needed to continue to live, work or study in the UK, and be eligible for public services and public funds.

The Home Office is working with local organisations to make sure the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) is accessible to all and capable of handling vulnerable applicants with flexibility and sensitivity.

A small team of engagement and case officers, based within Citizens Advice BCP, Citizens Advice in Dorset and Dorset Race Equality Council are here to help, inform and more importantly provide support to anyone who is finding any aspect of the application challenging.

If you know of any European nationals within your networks and communities who may need advice and help in their application, do not hesitate to raise awareness of the scheme and of the free help available.

Citizens Advice are happy to hold drop in sessions locally, or to come and give a presentation on the scheme to yourself or your colleagues.

Alternatively, anyone can refer themselves in to our service using the below details:

For FREE help or advice with an EUSS application, please contact Citizens Advice BCP

Text or Telephone Maggie: 07761 092704 / General Advice line 03444 111 444


Further information can be found on the Citizens Advice website.

Guidance can be found at GOV.UK

Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team Referrals

These are the new referral forms to ICRT and homes can refer directly rather than going via GP.

Care Home Referral to Integrated Community Rehabilitation Team Referral Form

Team contacts

Mental Capacity Act for IVP training courses availability

We still have places available on the following Mental Capacity Act for IVP training courses:

• 15th October 2019 – Princes House, Liscombe Room
• 27th November 2019 – Purbeck Centre Room 1 & 2
• 9th January 2020 – The Hamworthy Club, Merley Room
• 13th February 2020 – Princes House, Liscombe Room
• 10th March 2020 – Purbeck Room Room 1 & 2

To nominate yourself and/or your staff members onto any of these courses, please complete an application form.

Any problems, please let the L&OD Team know: 01305 225060.