Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
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If you have a condition that needs continued medication, your printed prescription will normally show a medication list on the white (tear-off) side and the pharmacy will give this list to you. This may then be used as a record and to order a further supply.
To order your repeat prescription either:
order online here, (prior registration required)
contact us through Engage Consult,
e-mail us at email@example.com
or tick the items you require on your printed list and drop it into the external letterbox or post it to us.
Telephone orders are the least accurate and hardest to process and so are only accepted for very elderly housebound patients with no internet access.
Your prescription will normally then be ready for you, or your designated pharmacy, to pick up two working days later. Repeat prescriptions will occasionally be declined and you will be requested to talk with the doctor for re-assessment.
You can also sign up with your preferred chemist for electronic prescriptions. Housebound patients may be able to have their medication delivered. Please contact your pharmacy for details.
Please be aware that our local pharmacies are challenged during the COVID-19 pandemic due to necessary staff absence and need for social distancing to be maintained. Please be patient with them. Without the pharmacies we cannot prescribe for you at all!
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate, per item 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 savings for those people who are not exempt and need extensive medication.
Extensive exemption arrangements protect those with certain conditions (cancer, thyroid problems, diabetes needing medication etc) and those likely to have difficulty in paying charges.
On the rare occasion that a private prescription is required please be aware that both doctor and pharmacist may charge a fee for processing. This would be discussed with you at the time of issue.
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 a week.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Patients being seen on the NHS by a nurse or doctor must be issued with NHS prescriptions. Conversely patients being seen by a doctor under private arrangements must be issued with a private prescription. This may commonly occur when a patient chooses to see a specialist privately and it is Worcestershire policy that this initial prescription for medication must be paid for privately even if the repeat medication may be available from the GP on the NHS.
There is a small list of drugs (directed by government) which must be prescribed privately even within an NHS consultation. The commonest of these are medicines for erection problems, travel medicines and some older sedative medications. When these prescriptions are handled by the pharmacy they will make a handling charge to the patient in addition to the costs of the medication itself which will need to be paid.
Patients from outside the European Union will normally not be seen under the NHS and consequently consultations and prescriptions will be privately charged. These fees can often be claimed back on travel insurance policies on returning home so be sure to keep receipts.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please contact us via Engage Consult or telephone the surgery.
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