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These are generally issued for patients on long- term medication and at the doctor’s discretion. To request a repeat medication:
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Please bring in a copy of your result notification slip each time you request Warfarin so we are sure of the latest INR result and, your current dose before we prescribe.
All patients on repeat medication are required to attend the surgery for a medication review with a doctor at least once a year. The review helps to ensure you are on the correct medication for your condition/s, to discuss any side effects and, arrange any relevant monitoring tests (eg blood pressure checks, or blood tests)
If your review date is overdue we may agree to issue a shorter supply of medication in the meantime to ensure you do not run out. We will refuse to prescribe medicines where two reminders have been issued - until you have been seen, as your safety is our prime concern.
Prescriptions issued within hospital outpatient clinics should be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy except in the rare situations where the pharmacy does not stock the medicine. If this is the case, the prescription will be issued at the discretion of the doctor, and you will have to wait the standard two days before collection.
We update your medication record as soon as we receive written information from the hospital clinics/inpatient admissions. To support our records, please hand in copies of any hospital prescriptions you receive.
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
The following are entitled to free NHS prescriptions:-
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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