Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:
Important - These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 18:30
Preferred Prescription Collection Times: 8:30 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00
Please allow at least 48 hours notice (excluding weekends) when asking for a repeat prescription. If you order online over a weekend, your prescription should be ready for collection on WEDNESDAY. You can request a repeat prescription Online, in person or by dropping your repeat slip in the post box. Telephone requests are accepted only from the housebound or terminally ill. We are discouraging patients from telephoning any repeat requests due to the risk of misunderstandings or errors occurring. For Online access please contact the dispensary team.
Please note that our surgery has a policy of prescribing 28 days of medication (with the exception of some HRT and Contraceptive medicines). This is in line with best practice guidelines which balance patient convenience, drug wastage and patient safety.
Please visit your nearest pharmacy with evidence of your current medication. There may be a charge for this service.
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.
Information for dispensing patients
Information for non-dispensing patients
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 15 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
To use Patient Access to order your prescription online please click here. To register for Patient Access, please contact the surgery so that your unique PIN can be issued.
You may also wish to use the NHS App for ordering your repeat prescription. Please note when registering for the NHS App, when asked if you have a letter from your GP practice, you can select 'No' and proceed to register using your driving licence or passport.
Please allow 48 working hours for your prescription to be processed.
Please note that if you order your prescription on a Saturday or Sunday the request will not be received by the surgery until Monday morning and so your prescription should be ready for collection on Wednesday.
By arrangement with local chemists
is costing the NHS millions...
About £300m of medicines are wasted each year in England, half of which is unnecessary, a Department of Health study found last year. If the rest of the UK is taken into account the figure is closer to £400m.
It has also been suggested that unused medicines that are returned to pharmacies could be repackaged and made available again – at the moment any returned drugs have to be disposed of.
They also suggested unused medicines that are returned to pharmacies could be repackaged and made available again – at the moment any returned drugs have to be disposed of.
Please just request only what you need.
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