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PLEASE READ OUR STATEMENT AND ADVICE REGARDING RESPIRATORY RESCUE PACK
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Prescriptions can be requested by registering for online ordering via NHS APP or MYGP APP or by email to: email@example.com or by placing your repeat in the box in the surgery entrance, or by posting the repeat.
Please TICK ONLY the items that you require.
During Pandemic you can call reception Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm and reception will add you to our prescription clerks list - please have ready the names of items you require to order.
Repeat prescriptions will be signed by your GP within 48 hours THEN forwarded to your chemist of choice
(PLEASE ALLOW 2 WORKING DAYS).
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Please note, patients are issued with 28 day supply of drugs in accordance with Government guidelines.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip or via letter. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. If you wish to collect your medicine direct from the chemist please remember to allow extra time for this service.
Mid Essex Policy on: 'Medicines that are available for purchase over the counter'
Burnham Surgery supports the principles of the Mid Essex Policy on medicines that are available over the counter. An increasing range of medicines are available for purchase. It is particularly the case for patients with a self-limiting illness that they are expected to purchase such medicines after seeking appropriate advice from a community pharmacist or other healthcare professional. Please see the Mid Essex Policy. CCG Medicines Guidelines
Stopping of managed repeats – Patient frequently asked questions
What are managed repeats?
Practices across Mid Essex are moving away from managed repeats. ‘Managed repeats’ is a pharmacy based system where the community pharmacy orders medication on behalf of the patient. Pharmacies will often hold the patient repeat slip and submit these directly to the surgery.
Why can’t the pharmacy hand in my repeat request slip on my behalf?
We believe that you, the patient (or an appointed friend, carer or relative), are best placed to order your repeat medicines.
What is the rationale behind this change?
The advantages of this change include:
Reducing medicines waste – By checking your medicines cupboards at home, you can help reduce medicines waste by only ordering what you need and additional medicine does not get ordered for you accidentally.
Is this to save money?
No. This change is to re-invest the current medicines wastage spend back into the NHS where it is most needed
When do I order my repeat prescription?
Order your repeat prescription 7 days before you are due to run out and not earlier. If you are on electronic repeat dispensing, your pharmacy will inform you when you collect your last batch of your medicines. You will then need to contact your surgery as your doctor might want to see you for a medication review before giving permission to issue your prescription.
How do I order my repeat prescription?
A friend, relative or carer can assist you with any of the above means of ordering your repeat prescription.
What if I don’t have access to the internet?
You can either send us your request by post or hand it in at the surgery.
Can a relative drop my repeat prescription request to the practice?
Yes. A friend, carer or relative can drop the request to the surgery on your behalf.
I already request my repeat prescription online. Do I have to re-register?
No. Please continue to order your medicines online as you have been doing.
Does this change apply to everyone in my household?
It applies to anyone that relies on their local pharmacy or an online pharmacy to manage and order their medicines. If you do not take repeat medicines and you only receive prescriptions on the odd occasion, this change does not apply to you.
What if I am a housebound, vulnerable or on blister packs/dosette boxes?
Please contact the surgery to discuss your situation. We will arrange an agree an appropriate solution on a case by case basis for ordering your medication.
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 Pre-Payment Certificate.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
The Prescription telephone line closed down on 31 May 2016.
The reason for the closure of the telephone line was due to patient safety and good practice.
Prescriptions can be requested by registering for online ordering, or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by placing your repeat in the box in the surgery entrance, or by posting the repeat.
Please TICK ALL the items that you require.
You can discuss your prescriptions at the surgery Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm ONLY.
Repeat prescriptions will be signed by your GP within 48 hours THEN forwarded to your chemist of choice.
(2 WORKING DAYS)
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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