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Usually please order your medication at least 48 hours (2 working days) before you require it. We usually accept requests up to 10 days in advance.
For patients on long-term medication and eligible for repeat prescriptions, there are a number of options available for re-ordering.
The surgery recommends that you nominate a chemist of your choice to which your prescription can be sent to, electronically. If you have not done this, kindly please do so at your earliest. This would save you time, as could then proceed directly to your chemist of choice to collect your medication (2 working days after making your request). You can advise us by email of your preferred/nominated chemist when you place your medication request.
Please note, we are usually unable to accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
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. Please note contraceptive pills require a six monthly review with the nurse.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. You may order your medication upto 10 days before you run out. Any problems please email the surgery on firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new NHS Pharmacy First advanced service launched on 31 January 2024,
The new Pharmacy First Service will enable community pharmacists to complete episodes of care for patients without the need for the patient to visit their general practice. This, alongside expansions to the pharmacy blood pressure checking and contraception services, will save up to 10 million general practice team appointments a year and help patients access quicker and more convenient care, including the supply of appropriate medicines for minor illness.
As part of the new Pharmacy First service, as outlined in the Delivery Plan for Recovering Access to Primary Care, the ‘NHS Community Pharmacist Minor Illness Service’ within Local Services will be replaced with a new ‘Pharmacy First’ referral option on 31st January 2024.
As part of this change, the service is being expanded to include seven new clinical pathways (listed below). Patients suffering with any of these conditions can be treated with an appropriate antibiotic/antiviral medicine at participating community pharmacies.
Participating Pharmacies: CLICK HERE
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This advice is in line with national guidance from NHS England.