On 29th May 2012 the GP Partners at this practice agreed to formally introduce recommendations from CECPCT (Repeat Prescribing & Medication review Policy 29/3/2010), regarding prescription quantities.

Prescribing in quantities of 1 month reduces waste compared with prescriptions written for longer periods (evidence suggests waste could be reduced by one-third if quantities were limited to 28 days).

When a medicine needs to be stopped or changed, or a patient dies, prescribed medication can be wasted.

Therefore as part of our on-going prescribing policy we are currently changing prescriptions to a 28/30 day supply for patients who do not incur NHS charges.

In order that you do not run out of your medication please ensure that you order your prescription in time. It is important that you take the medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Ordering Your Prescription

When you have about one week’s supply left fill in the slip by ticking those items you require or complete a request form available at reception.

Please allow 2 working days, then collect your slip and prescription after 4pm. If there is any doubt about your request, or if your condition is one that requires review, the doctor may ask to see you to review your treatment.

Prescriptions can be ordered:

Register for Patient Access, please download and complete this consent form and bring to the practice with two forms of ID

By fax – 08443 878 480,

Completing a prescription request form available at reception,

Posting the slip to the surgery with a stamped addresses envelope.

As long as your request is made before 5pm - your prescription should be ready after 4PM on the day shown:

Ordered Monday – Collect Wednesday

Ordered Tuesday – Collect Thursday

Ordered Wednesday – Collect Friday

Ordered Thursday – Collect Monday

Ordered Friday – Collect Tuesday

Please note, we do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

If you need a prescription urgently and cannot wait 48 hours you need to either come to the practice and complete an urgent prescription request form or fax the request to 08443 878480 marked clearly as "urgent".

Prescriptions can also be delivered directly to local pharmacies, with most offering delivery services for those less mobile. Please ask at your local pharmacy for more details.
We are now sending prescriptions electronically to local pharmacies. To register for this service, please go to your chosen pharmacy and ask them to complete the paperwork to nominate them on your record.

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We have two Pharmacy Technician to help with special problems. Your community pharmacist will also give help and advice.

DON’T LEAVE TABLETS OR MEDICINES LYING AROUND. RETURN ANY SURPLUS TO YOUR LOCAL PHARMACIST.