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This surgery operates a 28 day repeat prescribing policy with annual medication reviews. Repeat prescription can be ordered from your usual branch by filling in the return slip on your computer printed/generated prescription.
You can also order your repeat medication online once you have registered for the service.
Orders will not taken over the telephone.
Please allow 48 hours notice i.e. 2 working days once you have put in your request to enable us to deal with it. We continually monitor the cost of our prescribed medicines, therefore your prescriptions may change. We may be unable to provide prescriptions for some diabetic testing strips. We provide for all type one diabetics and type two who are insulin treated or sometimes ones who are at risk of hypoglycaemia.
Due to recent changes in NHS prescribing, GPs will no longer be issuing prescriptions for some common conditions such as:
Coughs, Colds and Nasal Congestion
Indigestion and Heartburn
Minor Pain requiring Paracetamol etc
Instead of contacting the surgery for an appointment patients are asked to visit their pharmacy for advice and over the counter medication.
New Policy for Collection of Controlled Drug Prescriptions
To ensure we comply with special regulations to ensure that safe practices are being followed when these types of drugs are prescribed to patients, we now need to be certain that prescriptions containing controlled drugs are only given to those authorised to collect them. Unless you have nominated somebody or a pharmacy to collect these on your behalf, prescriptions will only be handed out to the patient named on them. If you wish to authorise collection by somebody else, you must complete and sign the relevant form. ID must be shown at each collection.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
It may not be if you:
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:
Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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