Dr Nasah                      South Wing,    Dipple Medical Centre

 

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Prescriptions

Unwanted or out of date medication

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If you have any unwanted or out of date medication, please bring it to the surgery for safe disposal.  

 

To avoid waste, please do not continue to order medication that you no longer need by making sure that you put a cross in the box on your repeat medication slip.  If you do not have a slip because your prescription is sent directly to the chemist, please inform the surgery so that we can make sure you only get what you need.

 

 

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Are you claiming free prescriptions?

If you claim free NHS prescriptions that you are not entitled to, you could be facing a penalty charge of up to £100 - as well as the original prescription charge(s).  An additional charge of up to £50 may apply if you do not pay within the required timescale

If you're not sure whether you qualify, please pay for your prescription and ask for an NHS receipt - you may be able to claim a refund later.  Even if you don't currently qualify, help could be available.

 

 

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If you're sure that the NHS covers the cost of your prescriptions, please show proof of your entitlement to the pharmacy or practice staff before signing the patient declaration.

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REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

 

Patients requiring regular repeat medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

    By hand - drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.

By Post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you

 

       On line - if you are signed up for our online services. Please ask at reception if you would like

to do this.

 

 WE DO NOT FAX PRESCRIPTIONS TO PHARMACIES BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN OR LEFT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO BE ORDERED.  

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PATIENT TO ORDER AND COLLECT PRESCRIPTIONS IN GOOD TIME.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT  ALTOUGH PRESCRIPTIONS ARE SENT TO THE CHEMIST ELECTRONICALLY, THEY ARE NOT GENERATED  AUTOMATICALLY.  YOU STILL NEED TO LET US KNOW WHEN YOU NEED A NEW PRESCRIPTION.

 

 

 

PRE-PAYMENT CERTIFICATES

 

If you pay for your prescriptions and need more than 13 prescribed medicines in a year, you could save money with a PPC.  You can also buy a three-month PPC, which will save you money if you need more than 3 prescribed medicines in three months.    A PPC will cover you for all of the NHS prescriptions you need during the period of your PPC, no matter how many you need.  Forms for this are available at reception or you can download one by clicking on the button below

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EXEMPTION FROM PRESCRIPTION CHARGES

 

 

If you are pregnant or have a condition such as diabetes, you are automatically exempt from paying NHS prescription charges.  For further information about exemption click on the link below.

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PLEASE NOTE

 

Medication that has been issued in the past but is not on your current prescription list is NOT considered to be repeat medication.

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic we have been taking prescription requests via telephone. This will be stopping on 31st July so patients should now order them in one of the following ways:

 

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  • myGP app

  • Via doctorlink (Download the free Doctorlink app or visit doctorlink.com)

  • Prescription to be put in the box on the wall to the right of our front door

  • Via your local pharmacy