PLEASE NOTE FROM 1st OCTOBER 2016, WE WILL NO LONGER ACCEPT EMAIL PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS. PLEASE VISIT THE SURGERY AND REGISTER FOR PATIENT ONLINE SERVICES TO CONTINUE TO ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTION ONLINE.
For patient safety we do not accept telephone requests for medication under any circumstances.
Requests for repeat medication can be handed in at reception, put through our letterbox when we are closed, posted to us, faxed, emailed or requested through this web site by registering for online patient services. Fax requests can be made on 020 8500 2139. Please enclose a stamped, self addressed envelope if you wish the prescription to be sent to you. Allow 72 hours excluding weekends or bank holidays for the prescription to be completed. Prescriptions can be collected from the reception desk.
Alternatively, all the local chemists operate a collection service of patients' prescriptions from our surgery, so please speak to your pharmacist to enquire about this service.
We are also equipped to provide prescriptions electronically. See our receptionists about registering for this service. You will need to nominate a particular pharmacy.
It is our policy and that of the government to issue two months' supply of drugs at a time.
Wasted Medicine is everyone's responsibility and there are small changes you can make to help reduce the amount of medicine being wasted.
These savings could be reinvested into more front line care and services that benefit all.
Unused medication cannot be recycled. It must be thrown away, whether or not the packaging has been opened.
DID YOU KNOW
That if the patients on our Asthma registered wasted just ONE inhaler per year this would cost the NHS £8682.00.
Unused prescription medication cost the NHS in the UK an estimated £300million each year. This could pay for........
11,778 More Community Nurses or
80,906 MORE Hip Replacements or
312.175 MORE Cataract Operations or
More drug treatments courses for breast cancer or Alzheimer's.
For more information on Medicines Waste please visit http://www.medicinewaste.com
A message for all our Patients:
Only Order the medication that you require, and never over order.