The Oak Tree Centre1 Oak DriveHuntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7HNTel: 01480 483100
Patient Information Leaflet - Repeat Prescribing
Patients on repeat medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways. Whichever method is chosen, we need a minimum of 48 hours (2 working days) notice to follow safe-prescribing processes.
How to order your repeat medication:-
Our practice policy is to prescribe 28 days’ supply.
In exceptional circumstances individual cases will be considered by our GPs.
If you wish to take advantage of the repeat prescription collection service organised by local chemists, you will need to speak to the individual pharmacy and they will explain their procedure to you. We are happy to send your prescription to a local chemist for dispensing and collection.
We are fortunate to have a pharmacy on the same site as the Practice which is accessible just off our waiting area. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with the Pharmacist and his dedicated team. They are happy to dispense any medications for patients and keep a well-stocked chemist’s shop alongside the dispensary. They can advise you on any minor illness and appropriate treatment.
The pharmacist will be happy to offer advice on minor illness.
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 two full working days (if submitted before 14:00) for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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.
Prescription (per item): £8.40
12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
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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