Saltaire Medical PracticeTel: 01274 599263
Cottingley SurgeryTel: 01274 599263
This is an arrangement for the mutual benefit of patients and doctors. It allows you to have a supply of drugs you need regularly without seeing a doctor every time. Not all drugs are considered repeat items, and it may be that you will be required to see a doctor at least every 6 months to review yuor medication.There are 2 ways to order your repeat medication:
If you wish to register to order your repeat prescriptions online please bring two forms of ID (one with photo) to the Practice and we will register your for this service.
Please note that our receptionists are only allowed to issue drugs that are on "repeat prescription" (all prescriptions are then checked and signed by the doctor).
We have in- built safety systems that alert us if your medication is being requested too early, and warns us if a review of your medication is required.
If your prescription request is not straightforward, there may be a delay and you may be asked to see a doctor. Your safety is paramount.
We endeavour to have your repeat prescription ready within 48 hours. Please ask the receptionists, if things do not appear to be straightforward.
Safe repeat prescribing is a time consuming procedure and there may be delays, so always request your medication at least 72 hours before they run out.
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.
From 1 April 2009, the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £7.20, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £28.25 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
We endeavour to prescribe medication cost effectively. If the hospital prescribes or recommends a medication, you may find that an equivalent is prescribed in the community.
We do not put cost over safety or clinical effectiveness. All medication decisions are made collectively, based on sound evidence.
We hold regular reviews of medication types and may suggest changes, in order that NHS resources are used wisely.
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