Prescribing

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Prescription Requests

Prescription Requests

Please be aware of the 48 hour time required for the processing of medications. Please try to be specific of the medication required. If your request is of an urgent nature please inform the receptionist who will bring this to the attention of the doctor

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

Over the Counter Medication

There have some issues with medications available over the counter. Please check following link: Over the counter medicines is changing.

Pharmacy First

If you are exempt from prescription charges then you can access this service which gives you over-the-counter medicines rather than you needing to see a GP to receive the medication on a free prescription.

Our local pharmacies are a convenient way to get expert advice for the treatment of common ailments (listed below). Where appropriate, patients can be supplied with over-the-counter medicines.

We hope that this service will reduce the number of people seeking treatment via a prescription from their GP or out of hours (OOH) provider, or via a walk-in centre or accident and emergency.

Patients can register to access the service at the pharmacy and the patients' GP practice will be notified of any intervention via a secure email. Check with your local pharmacy to see if they provide this service.

 https://www.blackcountryandwestbirmccg.nhs.uk/your-health-services/health-services/pharmacy-first

 

Medication Review

All patients who are on a regular prescribed medication will need a medication review annually (at least).

If you have been asked to amend your medication by a hospital specialist we would like you to make an appointment with a GP to discuss these changes. If you have a hand-written letter from the specialist this is particularly helpful to us as there is often a delay in receiving letters from the hospital.

Please be aware some medications require more frequent reviews and may include monitoring including blood tests. This is to ensure you are taking the correct medication, at the correct dosage for the correct duration.

In order to support this we have a PCN Pharmacist based at the practice called Asma Ghani. Asma attends the practice on a regular basis on Wednesday and works with the doctors and the patients to complete medication reviews. Please do not be surprised if Asma gives a call.