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Please request your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time allowing up to 3 working days. All requests must be made in writing or by ticking the repeat re-order forms issued with the previous prescription.
You can request your repeat prescriptions as follows:
For reasons of safety, we do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone. You could contact your local pharmacy to request the medication on your behalf.
When collecting a prescription from the Surgery, if it more convenient for you, we will give your prescription to a relative or friend unless you tell in writing that you would prefer us not to do so.
If you run out of your medications and need an urgent prescription, we will ask you to collect it after 5.30pm the same day. This is a one-off service.
Patients on repeat medication will be reviewed annually by a doctor or practice nurse. You may be asked to make an appointment for blood tests prior to the medication review and notification will appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Antibiotics are important medicines used to treat infections caused by bacteria but they do not help viral infections such as colds and flu. Bacteria can adapt and find ways to survive the effects of an antibiotic and become antibiotic resistant, which means that antibiotics no longer work. The more often we use an antibiotic, the more likely it is that bacteria will become resistant to it.
We only use antibiotics when it is appropriate to do so because the infection is a bacterial one and not a viral one and your GP will only prescribe antibiotics when you need them, for example for a kidney infection or pneumonia. When an antibiotic is prescribed, the complete course should be taken in order to get rid of the bacteria completely because if the course if not completed, some bacteria may be left to develop resistance.
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
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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