Repeat Prescriptions

 

 

Repeat Prescriptions

 

In order to obtain further supplies of your regular medication, please either:

 

Post the request in the prescription posting box on our front door

 

Fax the request to us on 01694 724604

 

Post via Royal Mail

 

Request the medication via Patient Access

Request repeat medication from Prescription Ordering Direct 

 

Email us at churchstrettonmedicalcentre@nhs.net

 

Please note that we do not take prescription requests by telephone

 

We would prefer if you could request your medication using the right hand half of your previous regular medication prescription.If the drug you require is not on the sheet, you will need to speak to our prescription administrator who is only available in the mornings. She may have to speak to the doctor about your request.

 

Repeat medication is reviewed on a regular basis and you may be asked to make an appointment with a doctor or attend a clinic before another prescription is issued.

 

Prescription Ordering Direct

The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription.There is no need to register; all it takes is a simple phone call which you can make from the comfort of your own home.

 

Please click here for details:

 

 

 

 

 

Prescription Collection

Please allow 48 working hours to process repeat prescriptions-

Times

 

Requested by         Ready for collection on:

lunchtime on:

 

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Prescriptions sent directly to the local pharmacists

 

The practice and the local pharmacists offer a service to enable patients to collect their medication from the pharmacy of their choice, in Church Stretton, without having to collect the prescription from the practice first.If you wish to do this, please inform us and state which pharmacist you prefer to use.

 

 

 

 

Think Twice

Patients are being asked to "Think Twice" before asking their GP to prescribe over-the-counter medications such as Paracetamol for common or short-term ailments.

Shropshire practices spend £1.3 million on medicines which are easily available to purchase from your local pharmacy or supermarkets. Patients have a responsibility to look after themselves and their children where possible, and manage self-limiting minor ailments with support from their local pharmacy if needed.  Please see the link below for further details:

Electronic Prescribing

 

Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) A new way to get your medicines and appliances - which is starting in Church Stretton on 15th October 2015.

 

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

 

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

 

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  •  don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

  •  collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

 

It may not be if you:

  •  don’t get prescriptions very often.

  •  pick up your medicines from different places.

 

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

  •  a pharmacy.

  •  a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

  •  your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

 

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

 

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

 

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

 

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

 

If you are unhappy with your experience of nomination

You can complain to the pharmacy, dispensing appliance contractor (DAC) or GP practice. You can also complain to NHS England or their local NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) if your complaint cannot be resolved www.england.nhs.uk/contact-us/complaint/

 

For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP practice.

 

Medication Reviews

 

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.

 

Missing Items

 

When collecting your repeat prescriptions from the chemist, please check you have everything you ordered before leaving the shop and query the shortfall with them at the time if necessary. There are several reasons why some of the items from your order may have become separated from each other:

 

  • Acute (not a repeat) medication may have been issued on a different prescription and may be in a different bag.

 

  • There is a legal requirement for the chemist to store specific drugs separately in a locked cupboard and you may not have been given this bag.

 

  • The doctor may have had to reauthorize some items which may have been issued on a different day.

 

  • Prescription requests from the hospital take time, as the doctor has to add it to the patient's current medication list and confirm there is no interaction with any existing medication.

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Dial 111

For Medical Emergencies

Easthope Road

Church Stretton

Shropshire

SY6 6BL

Tel: 01694 722127

 

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