From 1st September 2017 GFMC will no longer accept requests over the telephone for repeat prescriptions, requests must be made in person at reception or by sending in your repeat slip to the surgery or request online. Patients can also request their chosen pharmacy to order repeat medication.
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Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, 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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
NO MORE PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS
We hope that this will help improve our prescribing service to patients starting September 2015
How does it work?
If you collect repeat prescriptions you will not have to visit your GP practice just to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send the prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice, saving you time.
The prescription is an electronic message so there is no paper prescription to lose. The system reduces prescription fraud and duplicate dispensing.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. Or you can choose an online pharmacy, who will deliver your medication.
If the prescription needs to be cancelled the GP can electronically cancel and issue a new prescription without you having to return to the practice – saving you extra trips.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.
Prescriptions will still take 48hours to be processed and
sent to your nominated pharmacy.
What do you have to do now?
You need to decide who your nominated pharmacy is, once you have made that decision, inform the pharmacy of your choice and they can add this to your electronic prescribing record. This will ensure that once we go live in September, we will know where to send your electronic prescriptions.
It's as simple as that!
Electronic Prescribing Leaflet