Macklin Street SurgeryTel: 01332 340 381
Park Farm SurgeryTel: 01332 551 021
All requests for repeat prescriptions should be made in writing, preferably using the right hand side of the prescription, either by post (enclosing a stamped addressed envelope if you wish it to be posted back) or by leaving your request at the reception desk.
You may also request your repeats online but you will need to register at reception first. Please note that there have been some changes made to the way you request your repeat prescriptions via Systmonline. Repeat prescriptions can now be requested via the 'medication' button on the 'home' tab.
Prescriptions will be ready for collection two working days after we have received your request, although sometimes the doctor will need to see you before issuing the prescription. All patients on repeat prescriptions need to be seen by the doctor or nurse from time to time.
Please remember to order your prescriptions early around the Bank Holiday dates in both May and June.
Medication is only placed on repeat prescription when a patient is stable on the medication.
The practice accepts repeat prescription requests in the following ways:
from patients in writing via repeat prescription slips
from patients written notes containing at least 3 patient identifiers
on-line requests from patients
requests electronically from local pharmacies
Patients travelling outside the UK
Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for medical care of patients when they leave the UK.
For patients who will be out of the country for up to 3 months, the practice will provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition if clinically appropriate.
Patients leaving the UK for more than 3 months are advised to register with a local doctor for their continuing medical needs. This may need to be paid for by the patient. The practice will provide up to 3 months of medication to allow time to register with a doctor in the destination country.
If the practice is aware that a patient is outside the UK for longer than 3 months we may consider de-registering them in line with NHS regulations.
The practice is not responsible for issuing "just in case" prescriptions for medical problems which may arise while abroad. The exception to this are patients who are routinely supplied with rescue medication as part of a Personal Care Plan. The practice advises patients to obtain adequate travel insurance and access medical advice while abroad.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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