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PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS 2018
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There are 5 ways in which you can order your repeat prescription. They are:
By whichever method, details of name, address, date of birth, phone number and details of the medication requested (name, strength and quantity) must be stated and legible. Please leave 48 hr inbetween requesting a prescription and either attending the practice to collect it or requesting it to be sent to your nominated pharmacy electronically.
From time to time you will be asked to make an appointment to see one of the GPs or the Practice Nurse. This is necessary procedure to ensure that your medication is safely and appropriately prescribed for you. It will also give you the opportunity to discuss any problems that you feel may be linked to your medication.
48 hours notice is needed to process the repeat prescription request
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.
Current price (correct as of April 2019), the charges are:
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 PPC. The charge for a single prescription item is £7.20, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £28.25 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Did you know unused medicines cost the NHS across the UK over 300 million pounds?
There are ways that you can help: ONLY ORDER WHAT YOU NEED
You collect the presciption from Stockwell Group Practice or have it sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy, but leave 48 hrs (excluding weekends ) for the request to be processed
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