St James SurgeryTel: 01255 222121
St Osyth SurgeryTel: 01255 820309
If you are on long term treatment, your doctor may agree to supply some of your repeat prescriptions without seeing you.
Requests for repeat prescriptions must be made at least two working days in advance.
We do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions in order to avoid errors that occur with this means of communication.
If you wish, you may nominate a pharmacy and your prescription will be sent directly to the pharmacy for you. If you do wish us to send your prescription to a pharmacy, please allow 5 working days from your request to your collection. This will allow the pharmacy time to process your prescription.
We also offer a repeat dispensing service. Please ask at reception for details.
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.
For mor information please click on link:- http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcosts/pages/Prescriptioncosts.aspxhttp://
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING OF YOUR MEDICINES AND APPLIANCES
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a new NHS service. It gives you the chance to have your prescriptions sent electronically to your chosen chemist. This service will be available from 9th September 2014 but you can nominate your chemist now.
What does this mean for you?
· If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP surgery you will not have to visit your GP surgery to pick up your paper prescriptionsanymore. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to your chosen chemist, saving you time. Please let the prescription clerks, or reception team know your chosen chemist.
· You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a chemist near to where you live, work or shop, and if you go away on holiday within the UK, your prescription can be sent to a chemist near your holiday destination.
· Your repeat prescriptions can be ready to collect at your chosen chemist before you arrive, saving you time. Please allow at a least 4 working days before going to the chemist to collect your medications.
You can ask any chemist that offers Electronic Prescribing to set up your nomination, or we can add your nomination here for you at the surgery. You don’t need a computer to do this. Please let the prescription clerks or reception team know your chosen nominated chemist, and we can add this to your records.
Can I change my nominated chemist? Yes you can. Just inform your chosen chemist or the surgery before your next prescription is due.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential? Yes it is. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in the GP surgery, chemists and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
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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