Prescriptions

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Prescription collection

Repeat Prescriptions are not produced over the weekend or on Bank Holidays. 

Request Date                   Ready for Collection

Monday.......................................After 1.00pm on Wednesday

Tuesday......................................After 1.00pm on Thursday

Wednesday.............................After 1.00pm on Friday

Thursday................................... After 1.00pm on Monday

Friday............................................After 1.00pm on Tuesday

 

When a doctor wishes you to have regular medication, you will need a Medication Review every 6 months.

Failing to attend your review may cause a delay to your request.

 

Please understand our cautionary approach on this matter as uncontrolled issues of repeat prescriptions could, under certain circumstances, be potentially dangerous and compromise your health. 

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Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions can be put into the prescription box in reception; you can also email your request to thorpe.admin@nhs.net.

 

Repeat Prescriptions can be obtained by ticking the items required as shown on the last prescription slip received.

If you do not have a request slip please complete a routine slip held at Reception.

 

You can order your prescriptions online using SystemOnline, for more information please contact a member of the reception team who will be able to help you.

 

Any medications requested that are not included on your repeat list have to be authorised by one of our clinical staff members which may mean that your prescription may not ready within the usual 48 hours

 

Your prescription can be sent directly to a Pharmacy for collection, or delivery if prior arrangements have been made.

You will need to sign up with your chosen pharmacy to take advantage of these services, you can also speak to a member of the reception team who will be able to organise this for you.

 

Because we are constantly aware of the safety, the risks, and, of course, the benefits of prescribed medicines, please understand repeat prescriptions will only be available after careful scrutiny of your request.

 

Therefore please allow 48 hours (not including weekends and Bank Holidays) for the issue of a repeat prescription.

 

Please allow up to  5 working days if your request is for a controlled drug.

On the day prescriptions are only issued in very exceptional circumstances identified by clinical need and will be available after 6.00pm.

 

Patients are advised to request a repeat prescription approximately 1 week before running out of their medication.

Prescription Charges and Exemptions

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How to get help with costs for things like prescriptions, dental treatments, glasses and wigs.

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 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.

NHS Prescription Charges from 1st April 2020

  • The current prescription charge is £9.15

  • 3-month Prepayment Certificate £29.65

  • 12-month Prepayment Certificates £105.90

Phone 03003301349 for the prescription services helpline.

 

Out of Practice Prescription

There may be occasions when we refuse to issue prescriptions authorised by other doctors or consultants. This in no way questions the authority, integrity or knowledge of other practitioners. A refusal to issue a prescription in these cases follows local authority guidelines.

An example of why we might refuse a prescription is that we feel we do not have the specific expertise within the Practice to carry out safe monitoring of that prescription e.g. certain types of drugs require specialist control and monitoring. We may consider that repeat prescriptions should be issued by the initiating doctor.