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From September 2017 we are asking you to order your repeat medicine directly from us at the Practice, rather than allowing your repeat prescriptions to be ordered on your behalf by your local Pharmacy or outside companies. If you already order in this way, you will not be affected by the change.
Why is this happening?
Our NHS needs everyone to work together to make sure only medicines that are needed are requested. We have looked at areas around the country and have seen that when patients order their own prescriptions this is safer and reduces waste.
Over-ordering, stockpiling and unused medicines cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year. This is money that we believe can, and should, go to provide vital health services.
There is a National ‘Only Order What You Need’ campaign which has been adopted locally to reduce medicines waste. You can access further details on this campaign through the following website http://www.medicinewaste.com/campaign.
What do I need to do?
From the week commencing 4 September 2017, we will only accept repeat prescription requests from you, your carer, or a family member/friend – NOT from your local pharmacy.
Your prescription will need to be ordered using one of the following options:
Unfortunately we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone. To avoid disappointment please do not ring the practice to request your repeat prescription.
Remember to allow enough time when ordering your repeat prescription for those items that you need. You should order at least 48 hours before your medication is due, so that your prescription is ready to collect at the Practice or at your nominated Pharmacy.
What will the practice do?
We will work with you to try and make it as convenient as possible to order your prescription using the method that suits you best.
What is NOT changing?
Although the way you order prescriptions may be changing, the options you have for collecting your prescription(s) are not affected.
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If you feel you are unable to order your repeat medication directly yourself through one of the available methods, then please contact Adrian Jones at the practice to discuss this.