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Dr Bowron has now retired from the Practice.
All repeat prescriptions are computerised.
You can order prescriptions in a number of different ways.
1. Dropping your order into the box on the wall in Reception.
2. On the Phone Mon - Friday 9:00am - 12 midday . Repeat Prescriptions are option 3 on the phone line.
3. On the Internet 24 hrs a day. To do this you must have registered for the service in person at reception.
Please nominate a chemist and your repeat prescription will be sent directly to the chemist.
Please give at least 2 days notice when reordering prescriptions.
It is most efficient if you order all your drugs at the same time. As from May 2015 we will only be giving one months supply of repeat prescriptions. This is to prevent wastage. The practice has to dispose of thousands of unused items every year. In addition to preventing wastage, the GPs and Nurse Practitioners and our Practice Pharmacist are able to monitor ongoing conditions more closely by conducting more frequent medication reviews and recalling patients who need to be seen.
Please allow 2 days before collecting your prescription from the chemist.
You now need to register for our on line services in order to order your repeat medication. If you have not registered for on line appointments previously then please ask for a form from one of the reception team.
The changes outlined below come into effect from April 2019. These changes follow government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that these drugs become controlled drugs.
What does this mean to me?
There will be changes to the following:
Do I need to do anything?
Make sure you get any prescriptions you have dispensed before 1st April 2019. If you are owed any medication by your pharmacy, make sure you collect this before 1st April 2019.
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.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service.
This means you won’t have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine.
Talk to your GP or the person who prescribes your medicines and ask them if you can use Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). Your prescriber will usually be your doctor or practice nurse.
If your prescriber thinks that you could use eRD for your regular medicines, they will ask you for permission to share information about your treatment with your pharmacist. This will help your pharmacist to give your prescriber feedback about your treatment and provide you with useful advice.
Your GP or prescriber will then authorise a number of eRD prescriptions. This will be based on your circumstances and clinical need. These eRD prescriptions will then be supplied by your pharmacy at regular intervals.
Collect your first eRD prescription from your pharmacy.
Next time you need more medicines, go back to your pharmacy.
Before dispensing the next issue of your prescription, your pharmacy will ask you the following questions:
If you don’t need all of the medicines on your prescription, let the pharmacy staff know, so that they only supply the medicines you need. This will help to reduce waste and save the NHS money.
When your pharmacy supplies your prescription, they will advise you to contact your GP practice to arrange for your medication to be reviewed and if it is clinically appropriate to issue another eRD prescription.
Your doctor or practice nurse may want you to make an appointment to see them before they will authorise more eRD prescriptions.
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