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Patients on long-term medication can order a repeat prescription in the following ways:
Please note that we no longer fax prescriptions to pharmacies.
PRESCRIPTIONS FOR THE CONTRACEPTIVE PILL
The combined contraceptive pill can only be issued by Park Crescent Health Centre via a consultation with one of our nursing team. This is because the pill is not suitable for all women and we need to ascertain every 6 months that it is still the safest and most appropriate form of contraception for you and to allow us to monitor your blood pressure as occasionally this rises whilst taking the pill.
Clinical Pharmacists are highly qualified health professionals who train for many years to become specialists in medicines and how they work. They can work directly with you, as part of the general practice team, to make sure your medicines help you get better and stay well. Having a clinical pharmacist in the practice team means you can be treated by the best professional for your needs. All pharmacists are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Karen started with us in March 2018 and has quickly become a key member of the team. Karen is focusing on ensuring that patients medications are appropriate and reviewed on a regularly basis.
Calvin started working for the practice in 2020, and works as part of the PCN Pharmacy Team. Calvin's workload does also involve offering some day to day appointment for patients to conduct medication reviews.
Please allow 3 - 5 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 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
Since 1st March 2016 the GPs working here are able to produce and transmit an electronic prescription to a pharmacy you have nominated with no need to produce a paper prescription. Note, that the surgery no longer generates paper prescriptions for patients.
The Electronic Prescription Service (or EPS) will allow you to collect your medications from a pharmacy at a location convenient to you; it could be near your place of work, for example.
If you wish to join in this scheme please go to your preferred pharmacy and let them know you want them to be your nominated pharmacy. They will then register your details and we will know that you have joined the EPS scheme.
If you have already nominated a pharmacy please remember that from 1st March 2016 your prescriptions will automatically be sent to this pharmacy unless you ask us to do otherwise. If you are unsure whether you have a nominated pharmacy please check with your pharmacy.
You can nominate a pharmacy at any time, or you can also ask that your prescription remain on the NHS Spine which will then enable you to collect form any local Pharmacy.
Please see the Patient Fact Sheet for more information.
Please allow 3 - 5 full working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service. This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine.
How it works?
If you wish to know more or would be interested in using eRD service, please contact us at your earliest convenience and we will be happy to help.
Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.