UNDERSTANDING YOUR PRESCRIPTION

A standard prescription contains the following important information:
Patient Number - This uniquely identifies you to Abbey Surgery. You will need this number for requesting repeat prescriptions by fax, email or by using the Web site form.
Current Prescription - This is the medication you are currently taking.
Repeat Prescription - You may request repeat prescriptions for any of the items in this list.
Medication Quantity - This is the quantity which will be supplied on repeat prescriptions.
Medication Review Date - Once you reach this date your medication will need to be reviewed by a doctor. You may need to make an appointment at this time.

When you collect your medication from the Pharmacy or Dispensary, the left (green) half of the form is retained by the Pharmacist and you will be given the repeat prescription slip (right hand side).

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are taking regular medication you may be given a repeat prescription allowing you to order without seeing a doctor. Repeat prescriptions must be requested at least 48 hours in advance (excluding Saturdays and Sundays).

Please note that once you reach your medication review date shown on the repeat prescription slip your medication will need to be reviewed by a doctor. This may mean that you need to make an appointment.

You may not request medication which is not on your repeat prescription without seeing a doctor. You will be dispensed only the quantity of medication shown on your repeat prescription.

You can request a repeat prescription in one of the following ways:
1.By using the "Patient Access" Online Services. Before you can use this service, you will need to register. Logon now if you have registered and have received your unique patient registration details.
2. By email to abbey.surgery@nhs.net. You will need to give your Patient Number.
Please note that we cannot guarantee your privacy if you use this method.
3. Fax your requirements to (01822) 618771. You will need to give your Patient Number.
4. Telephone us on (01822) 612247 and select option 2. Please note mornings are very busy.
5. Post the repeat prescription slip, or simply drop it in to Abbey Surgery. If you provide a stamped addressed envelope we will post it back to you.

Prescription Charges

The cost of a prescription is £8.05. You may be exempt, depending on your circumstances. You can buy a pre-payment certificate lasting 3 months for £29.10 or 1 year for £104.00. For more information call 0300 330 1341 or apply on-line at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/1127.aspx.

 

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