FROM MONDAY 3RD AUGUST THE PRESCRIPTION PHONE LINE WILL BE DISCONTINUED.
THOSE PATIENTS REGISTERED AS HOUSEBOUND WITH NO INTERNET ACCESS MAY RING THE NORMAL PHONE LINE AFTER 11AM TO REQUEST THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS.
FOR PATIENTS WHO ARE NOT HOUSEBOUND PLEASE USE EITHER
ON LINE SERVICES, NHS APP OR POST YOUR PAPER REQUEST IN THE BOX OUTSIDE OF THE PRACTICE
FROM THE END OF AUGUST - EMAIL REQUESTS TILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, PLEASE EITHER USE ONLINE SERVICES, NHS APP OR POST YOUR PAPER REQUEST IN THE BOX OUTSIDE OF THE PRACTICE AT MARSKE ONLY. SALTBURN PRACTICE IS STILL TEMPORARILY CLOSED
YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO REGISTER FOR ONLINE SERVICES VIA THE WEBSITE
FOR MOST MEDICATIONS WE WILL BE ISSUING A 3 MONTH SUPPLY WHICH MAY BE COLLECTED FROM YOUR NOMINATED PHARMACY ON A MONTHLY BASIS
WE WILL BE SENDING ALL PRESCRIPTIONS ELECTRONICALLY TO YOUR NOMINATED PHARMACY - IF YOU DO NOT NOMINATE A PHARMACY YOUR PRESCRIPTION WILL BE SENT TO COOPERS IN MARSKE
Please be aware that it takes 72 hours to process your request. Note that this includes week days only. (If you orderyour prescription in on Friday afternoon it will not be ready for collection from the chemist until Wednesday afternoon.)
All patients on repeat medication will be given monthly prescriptions. This is in accordance with Clinical Commissioning Group guidelines. Women taking the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy will need to see a doctor at least yearly and will be given prescriptions for three months at a time.
Our repeat medications are reviewed at regular intervals by the Clinical Commissioning Group Pharmacy team to keep up to date with current prescribing recommendations. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes that are being made.
Not all medication can be prescribed by your doctor, therefore sometimes you may be asked to get certain medications from your hospital consultant.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
Help with NHS costs
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those who are age exempt
- those with certain medical conditions
- More information is available at NHS Choices
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.
- Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
- General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.