Patients on repeat medication will receive a computer-printed prescription with an attached re-order form.
Use your re-order slip by TICKING the items you require. Bring it back to surgery where we can process it.
If you enclose a stamped, addressed envelope, we will post the prescription back to you. You should allow a week to get your prescription back.
If you have not already signed up for online services you will need to register for this - please ask a receptionist regarding this and they will be able to issue you with a password. This applies to children also. Once registered you can order via the link at the top of this page.
Unfortunately, We cannot take prescription requests by telephone because of the risk of mistakes.
Your prescriptions will take two full working days to process
Name, date-of-birth, address, home telephone number
As long as you let us know in time we can try to process your request – please don’t leave it until to the last minute!
If you have a problem with a prescription, please telephone 01246 862237 After 11:00am
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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.
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.
Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
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