Patients on repeat medications are requested to indicate which medications they require on their repeat request slip. Having handed this into reception the repeat prescription will be available after 4pm the following day.
For reasons of patient safety we do not normally accept repeat prescription requests by telephone. An exception is made for some housebound patients. However, we ask that they phone between 1pm and 2pm when the phone is less busy.
You may be able to have your prescription post-dated (so that you can collect it from the pharmacy each month without having to request it) for a few months if you are up-to-date with your reviews. Please enquire at Reception.
Prescriptions can be ordered online via the NHS App.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a clinician at least once a year to review these regular medications; notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure you book in for your review before your next prescription would be due.
Dingle Park Practice is now live with EPS!
The electronic prescription service also known as EPS is an NHS service. It gives you a chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines.
What does this mean for you?
If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, go straight to your nominated pharmacy, saving you time.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
Don't want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.
It may not be if you:
Don't get prescriptions very often.
Pick up your medicines from different places.
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called a nomination. You can choose:
A dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one)
Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you, or enquire with us at Reception.
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.