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Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
For patients who find it difficult to get to the surgery we are happy to work with the local pharmacies who operate a prescription ordering, collection and delivery service. You should contact your your chosen pharmacy if you wish to use this option.
All patients on Warfarin will have to produce their yellow book before we can give them a prescription. This is a government safety directive to ensure that you are being monitored and receiving the appropriate medication. If you cannot produce a yellow card, the date of your last review should be obtained from your anti-coagulation clinic.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your medication and remember to allow for weekends and public holidays. For the collection and delivery option you should allow three days.
Pregabalin & Gabapentin Notice
Pregabalin and Gabapentin will be reclassified as Class C Controlled Drug from 1st April 2019.
EPS & Controlled Drugs
Controlled Drugs can now be sent via the electronic prescription service.
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 14 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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