Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Receptionists are unable to take prescription requests over the phone.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse 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.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service where the surgery can send your prescription electronically to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Bexley were one of the first areas in the country to start using this service in early 2012. What does this mean for you?
How do I choose a pharmacy to collect my medicines from?
Patients need to choose a pharmacy to collect medicines from by completing a ‘nomination form’ available from participating chemists.
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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