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When a repeat prescription or other medicine is requested, it is often necessary for the doctor to check if we want to see you about it.
The doctor may want to make sure the medicine is working properly for you, that there are no serious side effects, and any other necessary tests have been done.
We want to make sure you get the correct medicine, the one the doctor originally intended.
We DO NOT take prescriptions over the phone for the following reasons:
Please allow 2 working days (please be aware the Glapwell surgery is closed on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon, these are not included in counting 2 working days) for us to arrange your repeat prescriptions. Your prescription will often be/may be ready sooner but we cannot guarantee this.
To request a repeat prescription please do one of the following:
PLEASE DO NOT ASK FOR MEDICINES YOUR DOCTOR HAS NOT PREVIOUSLY PRESCRIBED FOR YOU.
More than £1 million pounds worth of unused medicines were wasted in North Derbyshire last year. You can help us to spend money where it is most needed by ordering only the medicines you require on your repeat prescription.
Do not hold on to medicine just because you may need it on another occasion in case the problem comes back.
Do not hoard medicines - this can lead to accidents. Do not share your medicines with other people.
Did You Know:
The same list of medicines will appear attached to your prescription each time you receive a new prescription, whether you order all items or not.
If any medicine is stopped or you have too much, return the medicine to the nearest pharmacy where it will be destroyed.
Pharmacists can't reuse returned medicine as they cannot guarantee that it has been properly stored whilst in someone's home. Many medicines are affected by heat, light and water vapour in the air.
Some people collected their medicines from the dispensary or chemist but then don't take them Rather than doing this and wasting medicines, talk to your doctor or dispenser and let them know if you no longer take some of the items on your list. If the doctor knows that a medicine is not working for you they may be able to make other suggestions to help you cope with or manage a particular problem with your health.
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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