Breast, Bowel and Cervical cancer screening is still going ahead. Please do attend your screening appointment, screening saves many lives every year. Remember screening is for healthy people with no symptoms to catch problems early.
How do I obtain a Repeat Prescription?
Fill in the white side of your prescription or write us a note telling us what you want and drop it into the green box outside or inside the surgery (we are not allowed to take requests over the phone). You can also post, email or order your repeat medication online -ask at reception to sign up for this service.
Please give us at least 48 hours’ notice.
Remember to order enough medication to last over a bank holiday, or when you are on holiday.
Be responsible for managing your own medication – do not leave requests for repeat prescriptions until you have run out of tablets.
You can ask your pharmacist to collect/deliver your prescription. If you wish to have your prescription sent to a different pharmacy (eg if you are on holiday) please be clear about this and remember to change it back to your regular pharmacy on your return (it will not automatically revert to your usual pharmacy)
Baldwins Lane Surgery is completely electronic and all prescriptions are sent via EPS through a secure link to your nominated pharmacy.
The Electronic Prescription Service allows your GP to send an Electronic prescription through a secure link to your nominated pharmacy.
If you have further queries about EPS please contact reception or visit https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/prescriptions-and-pharmacies/electronic-prescriptions/http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps
On an annual (or occasionally 6 monthly) basis the practice needs to update your list of medicines – is the medicine list accurate? Do you need all the medicines? etc. This is known as the medication review. Sometimes, if the list is a simple one, the doctor may choose to update it from your computer record. You won’t be contacted, but you will be able to continue requesting the same medicines for the next 12 months. Alternatively, you will receive a note attached to the prescription, asking you to book a routine appointment before the next prescription is due.
We would be grateful if you could book your review in a timely manner to ensure your prescriptions can be released on time.
Some medications require regular monitoring, from monthly to annually. This could be blood tests, ECG, weight measurements etc. If you take one of these medications you will have been told about the monitoring requirements. It is essential to arrange these tests when they are required for us to safely continue prescribing them
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.
From 1 April 2018, the charges are:
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.
Telephone advice and order line 0300 330 1341
General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website