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Repeat Prescriptions

You may request medication, or repeat medication, in 4 ways;

1. By sending us your request by post

2. By leaving your request at our reception

3. By using the Repeat Prescription on line service  click this link to register https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk

4. Register for the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Practice will always try and turn your request around in 48 hours.

The Practice does not do prescription request on demand please ensure you request your medication in sufficent time so you do not run out.

If you need your medication earlier than is due, i.e. in exceptional circumstances, please discuss with the practice prescription staff.  If no discussion takes place, the prescriptions will usually have the date on which we calculate the medication would be due, usually 28 days after the previous prescription, unless other arrangements have been made.

NHS economics are being squeezed yet tighter, and there will be some changes introduced which may not be welcomed by everyone.  The practice tries to keep a close eye on prescribing costs and has identified some areas in which we could make considerable savings.  Over the next weeks/months a small number of patients may receive letters with alterations to their medications in order to make a significant impact on the overall Medicines budget.  As ever, we are more than happy to discuss any problems on an individual level should this cause any disruption.

Repeat Dispensing Scheme

Nice_blue_pillsAre your monthly medicines always the same?

If your repeat medication rarely changes, then you would be ideally suited to a new service called “repeat dispensing”. With the Doctor’s agreement, a prescription would be generated that can run to your next birthday and review date.

Your chosen pharmacy will hold the master prescription and usually the monthly forms for each subsequent repeat. You will need to contact this pharmacy each month so that they can give you further supplies, until you start the next repeat dispensing prescription, which you can take to any pharmacy.

When the last repeat is dispensed, probably near your birthday, the pharmacy should prompt you to contact the surgery and arrange for a further repeat dispensing prescription to be generated, which will include a full review of your medication and any blood tests or monitoring, during the period before the next supply is required.

While repeat dispensing prescription is still active, which can be for up to 12 months, you will not need to go back to the surgery for further supplies of your usual medicines. If you are otherwise unwell, then you should arrange to see your doctor in the usual way.

The new service should be more convenient for you the patient and it should reduce the pressure on receptionist staff at the surgery. Remember that the pharmacist is always available to ask you how you are getting on with your repeat medication and to answer any drug queries that you may have. Any questions arising will be shared with your regular doctor.

For Furthur information click on the link

 

http://www.dhsspsni.gov.uk

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