By arrangement with your doctor you may have repeat prescriptions for long term treatment. Orders for repeat medication can be placed as follows:
Repeat prescription requests will not be taken over the telephone.
Whatever method you use it is important to include the following details:
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Please note we will only give a repeat prescription to a representative of a patient where we are satisfied that the patient has given his or her consent for the representative to collect the prescription. Children under 16 may not collect repeat prescriptions.
On Thursday, 26th November, 2015 The Avenue Surgery went live with the NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) – a service where prescriptions can be sent electronically to the patient's chosen pharmacy or Appliance Company instead of a paper prescription being printed and collected.
Frequently Asked Questions about EPS
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
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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