ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTION SERVICE (EPS)
A NEW WAY TO GET YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines from.
What does this mean for you?
∑If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
∑You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
∑You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you:
∑Have regular repeat prescriptions
∑donít want or need to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
∑collect your medicines from the same pharmacy most of the time
∑use a pharmacy prescription collection service now.
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination.
Your GP Practice or Pharmacy can add your nomination for you
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
Yes you can. If you donít want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
For more information about EPS visit your pharmacy or GP practice or CLICK below.
HELP WITH HEALTH COSTS
EYE CARE ENTITLEMENTS
Although your NHS treatment is free at the point of delivery, some costs can still arise - eg your trip to the hospital. However, much or all of the cost can be reclaimed.
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If you take antibiotics when you do not need them, you could be helping to make bacteria resistent to them.
It means that the drugs can no longer kill the bacteria they are meant to fight. Your GP will advise when it is appropriate to take antibiotics
The Yellow Card Scheme is run by the MHRA and the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), and is used to collect information from both health professionals and the general public on suspected side effects or ADRs to a medicine.
Its continued success depends on the willingness of people to report suspected ADRs.
We collect Yellow Card reports from anyone from the UK on both licensed and unlicensed medicines including:
over-the-counter (OTC) medicines
swine flu antiviral medicines (Tamiflu or Relenza)
swine flu vaccines (Pandemrix, made by GSK or Celvapan, made by Baxter).
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 Precription Pre-payment Certificate.
How should I dispose of sharps & needles?
Click the link below to find information on how to safely dispose of needles and sharps.
A repeat prescription is an item of medication that has been approved by a doctor for issue at intervals and can be signed by any Doctor in the Practice. Other items you have been prescribed are Acute or Past medication that needs authorisation from a specific doctor before issuing and may take longer than 2 working days to process.
Please order these items in good time.
HOW SHOULD I ORDER MY PRESCRIPTION?
The simplest way to manage your medication is to use your local pharmacy. Most local Pharmacies call at the surgery several times a week; most offer an order/delivery service for their customers.
If you nominate your usual Pharmacy to receive your medication we can send your prescription to them electronically which saves you or the Pharmacy a journey to the surgery to collect your prescription
Please discuss your individual requirements with your preferred pharmacy.
If you have access to the internet you can order your Repeat Prescriptions on-line. You can collect an On-line Registration form from Reception or click the link to download
If you have already registered, simply follow the Systm 1 link below
BY PHONE 01482 755438
Our dedicated telephone order-line is operational between the hours of 8.30am to 12.30 Monday - Friday, excluding bank holidays. You will be able to speak with a member of staff to order repeat medication or discuss prescription queries.
BY PRESCRIPTON COUNTERFOIL
Complete the right-hand side order form attached to your last prescription or a request slip, available from Reception.
Return the form by post or in person.
The doctor will not, routinely, issue your prescription early. We will usually issue your prescription up to one week before it is due (in the case of monthly supply). We will not issue medication prior to this, unless there are exceptional circumstances, when a doctor will decide if early issue of your medication is appropriate and safe.
If you take medication on a regular basis you will need to attend the surgery for an annual medication review, even if you attend the hospital for your health problem. If you receive an invite for a review at the surgery please do not ignore it as it may delay your next prescription
If a hospital consultant/doctor/nurse alters your medication, please let us know.
WHEN WILL IT BE READY?
The minimum time we need to process a routine request is 2 full working days
OUT OF HOURS
If you run out of your medicines outside normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, including if you're away from home.
Repeat Prescription is an item of medication that has been approved by a Doctor for issue at regular