Protected Learning Time / Practice Meeting - 13 June 2018 (13:00 - 17:00)
Patient Group Meeting - 5 June 2018 - 18.00 - 19:30
Bank Holiday Closures - Late May BH (28th May 2018)
Patients on long-term medication who have been approved for repeat prescriptions have a number of options open to them when it comes to re-ordering:
PLEASE NOTE: You can only order your own medication online, not medication for another person e.g. your wife or husband. If you try to request medication online for another person, you will be contacted by the practice to inform you that this is not possible. This is so that the correct medication is ordered and the possibility of an error is reduced.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow THREE FULL working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Note: Any prescriptions received AFTER 16:30 will be processed the NEXT working day.
INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR CONTROLLED DRUGS
We DO NOT keep a supply of Controlled Drugs in stock, so please order them at least 3 working days before you need to collect them.
Upon collection, you the patient or your representative MUST bring with you identification, preferably Photo ID (such as a driving licence).
You have to fill out the back of the prescription and sign when you collect regardless of your age, payment or exemption.
As these drugs are classed as controlled, we have to keep a detailed account of who collects the prescription and the quantity we hand out.
If you lose your medication you MUST inform the police immediately as well as contacting us.
Likewise, if you have controlled drugs that you no longer require, you can return them to us for destruction.
We have to record ALL controlled drugs going in or out of our dispensary (even your returned drugs).
Please be patient with us whilst we are sorting your prescription, it is not just a case of handing them over; we have to follow the LAW and RECORD everything.
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
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5 ml Oral Medicine Syringes - £1.00 Each
You will receive one syringe free of charge with your prescription if:
We will also be closed for Staff Training / Meetings at the following times
In common with the majority of Lincolnshire practices we are closed 4 times per annum to participate in a protected learning programme for staff training and continuing professional development.
Dates for practice closure for training in 20187 are on the training page (Link).
We will be closed on the following dates/times for staff meetings.
Dispensary 9 May 2018 (12:30 - 13:30)
Details to follow...
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.
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