Health Centre9-10 East StreetSouth MoltonDevon, EX36 3BZTel: 01769 573101
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.
From 1 April 2015, 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 £8.20, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Your regular medication as agreed between you and your doctor is available again by using the repeat slip of your last computer generated prescription.
Please allow two working days for us to process your repeat prescription request here at the practice. We can then send your prescription to the chemist of your choice - or you can collect it from the Surgery. Please make it very clear if you are changing from your usual chemist to a new one - to avoid mistakes.
Please allow up to a further 2 days for the chemist to dispense your medication ready for collection.
We participate in the Electronic Prescription Service. This means your prescription can be sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice for collection. No paper prescription is generated thus saving paper and avoiding the danger of lost prescriptions. Please ask at reception for details.
You can obtain your repeat prescription in three ways:
If you no longer have the repeat slip from your last prescription please write down your details and the medication you require and pass this into the surgery.
PLEASE NOTE : We do not take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions as there is a danger of mistakes being made by telephone.
Please do not stock pile medication, this can be dangerous and wasteful!
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
The Health Centre is committed to working to best practice guidelines on prescribing to ensure that patients receive safe and effective treatment that makes best use of NHS resources.
Repeat prescriptions are normally only issued at 28 day intervals to reduce wastage of medicines. If a repeat prescription is requested early it will not be dealt with until it becomes due. In exceptional circumstance prescriptions can be issued to cover a longer period, for example to cover a holiday abroad.
Some medication may be prescribed for much shorter periods.
GPs review patient’s medication at least annually.
When national or local prescribing guidance changes, the GPs will review patients medication accordingly to ensure we are conforming to best practice. You may see drug names and doses change. If you are concerned about any changes please do give us a ring and we will explain the reasons behind the change.
Please do not order more medication than you need as this can lead to more waste. The cost of wasted medication remains a significant drain on NHS resources.
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