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Please NOTE: We can not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.
You can now order your medication online...
Patients who need to take regular medication will be issued with a computerised list of their authorised repeat medicines.
Your GP surgery does not automatically issue repeat prescriptions for you and cannot issue medication any quicker than the time stated, even if you consider it as urgent.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have enough medication, ordering within plenty of time so you don't run out.
Although we aim to have prescriptions ready within this time scale, your local Pharmacy may have their own policy on collection times, once they have received the prescription from us.
Please plan ahead so you don't run out....
If you require a prescription, either:
Registering for Internet Prescription Request
To register for the Internet Prescription Request system, please bring your photographic evidence (e.g. driving licence with photo or passport) to either Old Basing or Odiham Surgery. We will then print details to enable you to register to order your repeat prescriptions via the internet.
Mislaid Log-In Details
If you mislay your log-in details, you will have to personally request a new letter to receive your new log-in details (please bring your photographic ID).
When appropriate, we will ask you to make an appointment with your doctor to review your treatment. We regularly review your medication and will initiate changes when considered to be of benefit.
In some situations, we are not allowed to issue prescriptions on the NHS. A private prescription will then be issued for which a charge may be payable and you will pay the full cost of the medication at the pharmacy.
If you have seen a specialist on a private basis and have been given a private prescription, we cannot convert the prescription into an NHS one
Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is active. If you have nominated a chemist your prescriptions will be sent electronically to them for you to collect, which is far more efficient and secure than printed prescriptions and saves you time coming to the surgery.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange this. If you have any queries, a member of our staff or your chemist will be able to help you.
NHS Prescription Charges
From 1 April 2020, the charges are:
What Entitles You to Free Prescriptions?
The NHS will cover the cost of your prescription if you are:
The NHS will cover the cost of your prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you're included in an award of:
Department for Work and Pensions: www.gov.uk/dwp
Exemption certificates, the NHS Low Income Scheme and prescription prepayment certificates: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/healthcosts
Prescription and dental charges, eye care, healthcare travel, wigs and fabric support costs: www.nhs.uk/helthcosts
Medicine waste is a serious and growing problem within the NHS. Sometimes, patients and their carers continue to request more repeat medicines than they really need and stockpile them at home. This wastes millions of pounds and huge quantities of medicines.
Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the pharmacy they cannot be recycled or used by anyone else.
Unused medicines should be taken back to the pharmacy for safe disposal, NEVER flushed down the toilet or put in to household waste.
Did you know?
Unused prescription medicines cost NHS South Central an estimated £20 million every year. Based on average costs, this is the equivalent of around:
785 more Nurses
20,000 more drug treatment courses for Alzheimer's
1,319 more drug treatment courses for Breast Cancer
5.393 more hip replacements
20,811 more Cataract Operations
How can you help?
Do you use an inhaler? Did you know that 73 million respiratory inhalers are prescribed every year in the UK and not disposing of them correctly can be harmful to our environment?
Please take your used inhalers to any Day Lewis, Boots, Superdrug or Morrisons Pharmacy, nationwide so that we can all do our bit to help the planet.
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