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Repeat Prescriptions-If you are on long term medication it will be necessary for you to renew your prescription. Request repeat prescriptions on line, in writing, or in person using the repeat prescription slip with the drugs requested ticked appropriately. You are usually prescribed up to three months supply of drugs and you are requested to see the doctor to discuss whether you should continue with the medication on a yearly basis. This is for your own safety and to avoid you taking any unnecessary drugs. You may also be asked to meet the pharmacist who is now based at our surgery twice a week.
Please allow 48 hours for repeat prescriptions, excluding weekends and bank holidays.
Hospital prescriptions- If you are seen by a hospital consultant they may ask that your GP prescribes this medication for you. We can only do this when we have received the letter from the consultant, as well as a reason why you are on the medication, how long they wish you to be on the medication and what tests we need to do to ensure that it is safe for you to continue this medication.
Non-NHS Prescriptions- If one of our doctors has referred you to a private consultant the medication prescribed would normally be supplied by us with NHS prescriptions. However, if you see a doctor privately without your GP’s recommendation any medication prescribed by that doctor will have to be purchased privately.
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If you need regular medication for a stable long-term health condition, your GP can prescribe a maximum supply of three months. Please do not ask the surgery for longer than three months.
If you’re taking a course of medication that will finish during your holiday, then get advice from your GP. They may be able to give you a repeat prescription.
However, this will depend on, for example:
Talk to your GP about this. They will only give you an NHS prescription if they think that you need the medication. They don’t have to give you an NHS prescription just because you think you should have the medication.
Some GPs will provide private prescriptions if they agree that you should take medication in case you’re ill while you’re away. You will have to pay for a private prescription.
If you’re going abroad for more than three months, your GP may prescribe medication to last until you can make arrangements to get it at your destination. This might be by:
If you’re travelling outside the EU, before you go, check with your GP whether you can get your medication in the countries you’re travelling to. You can also contact each country's embassy or high commission for advice.
Before you travel find out if there are any restrictions on taking your medicine in and out of:
Some medicines available over the counter in the UK may be controlled in other countries. For more information, see the following link to the NHS website... Find out more
If you’re given any medication while you’re away, try to find out if it’s legal to bring it back into the UK. If you’re in any doubt, declare it at customs when you come back.
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 15 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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