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To save you coming to the surgery, we have made it possible to update your address details and also your clinical information through our website, you can now also book and cancel appointments.
Named GP for all patients
From April 2015, all practices are required under their contract to allocate a 'named GP' to each of their patients. The 'named GP' will have overall responsibility for the care and support that the surgery provides for our patients.
This does not mean that you will only see your named GP and your care will be provided by the most appropriate member of the clinical team.
Having a 'named GP' will not prevent you from seeing any other doctor or nurse of your choice. You will not need to take any further action. If you have any queries regarding your 'named GP', please ask when you next visit the practice.
If you have a preference for which GP you would like to have as your 'named GP', the practice will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request.
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Repeat prescriptions are issued at the doctors’ discretion and are normally for patients on long term treatment.
Please hand in your request in writing three working days before you need it, preferably using the computer slip attached to your last prescription.
We need to know your full name, address and the name, strength and dose of each medication.
We do not take prescription requests over the phone as this can easily lead to mistakes. If you enclose a sae your prescription can be posted on to you.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a Doctor at least once a year to review your regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays in processing further prescriptions.
Please allow 72 hours (or three full working days) for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and Bank Holidays into account. Collections can be made after 10:30. Urgent requests for urgent prescriptions only will be ready to be collected on the same day providing a doctor is available to sign them.
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.
From 1 April 2019 to 2016, the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
What could encourage you to self-care more?
We know you are already confident in self caring initially, and that you are keen to try again what you have done in the past (especially if it has worked), self care also means earlier treatment because you are not waiting for the doctor to do something. In this day and age cost is also and issue and with some over-the-counter remedies being cheaper than the cost of a prescription (currently £7.20 per item) it can work out cheaper for you.
But we also know that you are used to a certain way of doing things and maybe you have not thought about going to the pharmacist, or you have had a bad experience in the past or you are worried that there may be a more serious underlying problem than a minor ailment which really does need you to make an appointment to see the doctor.
To make things easier for you, we have compiled a list of some common treatments that pharmacists can provide for common ailments and some typical prices for you to see. This is not an exhaustive list and no doubt if you shop around you may get a better deal.
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. If you have any problems please telephone the surgery.
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