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Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Please note we do not accept requests over the telephone.
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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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.
As a result of local and national strategies please be aware that we will be limiting prescriptions of Over The Counter (OTC) medicines for minor ailments.
This means that instead of receiving prescriptions for short term conditions (e.g. for paracetamol or ibuprofen), patients will be encouraged to self care and buy these from their own local Pharmacy or Supermarket.
East Lancs Clinical Commissioning Group - CCG (CCGs are clinically led statutory bodies responsible for the planning and Commissioning of health care services for their local area) have provided the following document on information regarding:
- Pharmacy first
- Medicine cabinet essentials: what should you have in your medicines cabinet?
Click here to view the East Lancs CCG Self Care Web Page
Please note that:
Self care has many benefits:
Expert advice to support you
Pharmacists can offer expert advice on a wide range of illnesses. You don't need to make an appointment, just attend your local pharmacist and your consultation with them will be confidential and discreet.
Save yourself time
As many pharmacists are open late and at the weekend you can access care without having to wait to attend a GP appointment.
Save your GP time
Choosing self care can mean freeing up an appointment for the GP to spend more time with patients who have complex care needs.
Save the NHS money
Approximately £1million of NHS funding is spent unnecessarily on medication that is available over the counter at Pharmacies or Supermarkets to treat common conditions.
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