Park Medical CentreInver CourtInvermead CloseLondon, W6 0QGTel: 0208 741 7471
In most cases you can order repeats a week in advance. Please give us at least 48 hours notice before you need the repeat prescription. If the medicines you require need reauthorisation it may take longer to process your request.
If you are on regular tablets or medicines, your prescription will be issued with a computerised request slip attached. This request slip lists how many authorized repeats you have of each drug. Once the limit of medication repeats has been reached you may be asked to consult a doctor.
Electronic Prescribing Service
The practice is now live to use the electronic prescribing service EPS2. This allows patients to order repeat prescriptions as they do now and nominate a pharmacy where the prescription will be sent automatically. The patient can then go to the pharmacy to collect their medicine without coming to the surgery to pick up the prescription. A full guide and forms to indicate the pharmacy of your choice is available from pharmacies.
PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE SOME MEDICATIONS WHICH CANNOT BE SENT VIA EPS. PRESCRIPTIONS WILL NEED TO BE COLLECTED FROM THE SURGERY FOR THESE ITEMS.
You can order in the following ways:
If you request a medicine which is not a repeat prescription item, it may not be issued without consulting with a doctor. If you are unsure if your medicines can be issued as a repeat, please ask a receptionist before ordering.
It is recommended practice not to issue certain types of medication as repeat prescriptions. Therefore you may be asked to consult with a doctor for each issue.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, practice based pharmacist, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service. It gives you the opportunity to change how we, your GPs, send your prescription to the place where you choose to get your medicines or appliances.
Park Medical Centre is now live on EPS. If you have nominated a pharmacy, your prescription will now be sent electronically.
If you would like to use this service, you need to choose a place to which we can electronically send your prescription. This is called nomination. You can choose:
Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.
When you have done this, we will send your prescriptions directly to the chemist.
Practices across North West London no longer routinely prescribe medicines which are available to buy over the counter in pharmacies, supermarkets or other shops. If the medicine you need today can be bought without a prescription, we may ask if you are willing to buy it.
Your local NHS spent £13 million last year on medicines and products that can be easily bought in community pharmacies, supermarkets or other high street shops.
By buying some of these medicines and products rather than getting them on prescription you are helping your NHS save money.
So if the medicine you need can be bought without a prescription, we may ask if you are willing to buy it. Your local community pharmacist can advise on medicines that are available to buy.
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