The Riverside Practice23 Marylebone RoadMarch, Cambs, PE15 8BGTel: 01354 661922
Early advice for adults (18 years and over) with muscle or joint problems.
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Working with the Medicines Management Team from the CCG we are keen to avoid wastage of medications. We would ask that you do not order medications that you do not need. In addition if the amounts of your medications need reconciling so you can order all the medicines that you require at the same time, it would be helpful if you could let our prescribing clerk know the number of tablets you require to do this.
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
An easy way to get your medicines and appliances......
The NHS has introducing the Electronic Prescription Service in England. This could make collecting prescriptions easier and more convenient for you.
This service gives you the option to ‘nominate’ the place you choose to get your medication or appliance from so that they can receive your prescriptions electronically. This could save you a trip to your GP practice just to collect a prescription form - particularly if you have regular prescriptions.
All March pharmacies are able to offer this service. Ask a member of staff for more information or visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
If you normally use a pharmacy outside March to obtain your medication, (perhaps you work in Cambridge or London) just ask a pharmacy, convenient to your workplace, if they can accept electronic prescriptions from the GP, and provided they can, they will arrange that for you.
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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