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Elms Medical PracticeTel: 01244 351000
Blacon ClinicTel: 01244 390103
There are a number of different ways you can order your repeat prescriptions:
Please ensure you tick all the items you need on the request slip. If you do not have a request slip just jot down the items with your Name, Address and Date of Birth.
The Practice has a 48 Hour Protocol for repeat prescription requests (excluding weekend and bank holidays) and we DO NOT accept requests over the telephone for safety provisions.
Did you know you can collect your prescription from a nominated Pharmacy convenient to you. Simply let us know your choice of Pharmacy and in the future your prescriptions can be sent electronically to them for collection.
If your review date is due, you will not be able to order a repeat prescription until this has been completed. You may have been advised by the GP when a review is planned or you can see the review date on the bottom right hand side of your prescription. You can also have your review over the telephone.
This Practice offers the Electronic Prescription Service, so if you nominate a pharmacy, your GP will send all future prescriptions electronically to your preferred pharmacy.
If you would like to take advantage of this service and haven't yet completed a nomination form, you should contact reception or ask your preferred pharmacy to set your nomination.
This will not affect the way that you order / request prescriptions.
Nothing - You will continue to get paper prescriptions as you do now.
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.
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.
A full list of pharmacies who are offering electronic prescriptions is listed on NHS Choices Website.
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
Patients registered with a GP practice in West Cheshire are able to access advice and treatment at their local pharmacy (for specified conditions) without having to visit the GP for a prescription.
Patients who do not have to pay for their prescriptions will receive the appropriate medication free of charge from the Pharmacy.
Patients who do usually pay for their prescriptions, will pay the current prescription charge for each item supplied or the retail price (if this is lower and the item can be legally sold in this way.)
If you or your family have got any of the conditions below you may be able to get advice and treatment from your local pharmacy.
Prescription only medicines offered by a limited number of pharmacies. Patients receive a consultation, advice and a supply of medicine for the following conditions:
You don't have to make an appointment. You can go along at a time that suits you. To find our more visit your local pharmacy or visit:
Patients may self-refer by visiting the pharmacy, or be referred by a health care professional e.g. the GP surgery may refer the patient to the pharmacy rather than waiting for a GP appointment.
Patients will register into the service at the pharmacy of their choice the first time they use it. Registration is only required once.
To register the pharmacist will need the following information:
Name Date of birth
GP practice Postcode
For patients who don’t pay for prescriptions proof of exemption will be required.Once registered the patient can use any pharmacy offering the service.