Elgar House Church RoadRedditch, B97 4ABTel: 01527 69261
Please book your appt as soon as possible.
If your doctor has approved you for repeat prescriptions you can order them in a number of ways:
Please allow up to 48 hours for us to process your request.
URGENT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS
Due to the number of emergency prescriptions the surgery are being asked to process the GPs have had to change the rules regarding what can be requested as an urgent prescription. Please note:
It is a patient’s responsibility to order medication before running out.
From 2nd October, Elgar House GP’s will only issue urgent prescriptions for certain medications eg inhalers, epilepsy medication etc.
All other medication requests will be dealt with within 48 hours.
A request received before 11.30am will be dealt with by 4.30pm the following working day.
Medications can be requested up to 2 weeks ahead in most cases.
Please make sure you or your pharmacy order in plenty of time.
ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS - from September 2014
EPS.pdf Please click on this link to see information about how electronic prescriptions will work for you.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your prescription from the surgery. For deliveries and collection from a pharmacy please allow three working days.
Worcestershire CCG no longer support the prescribing of certain items.
Gluten free products and products that can easily be purchased over the counter will no longer be prescribed by your GP. There will also be changes to baby milk and oral nutritional supplements.
The CCG have set up a website to provide patients with more information
If you have any queries about any of the new policies please see the link above for contact details.
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 14 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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