West Allington, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 5BNTel: 01308 421 896
We will be closed from 1pm on Thursday 11th May, reopening as normal the next day. Please give yourself plenty of time to order and collect your repeat prescriptions.
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This service is available for items that have previously been agreed with the doctor to be repeatable. Such items appear on the counterfoil attached to the prescription. The doctor will authorise a supply for a number of repeats until the next review is due. Generally routine reviews for asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and family planning are with the practice nurse.
Patients should anticipate the need for repeat prescriptions in advance and re-order allowing the appropriate time for the prescription to be processed.
We require two working days to produce the prescription
Whilst the practice will always try to handle exceptional requests, it must be appreciated that any abuse of the system causes delays for those patients who have submitted requests in the correct way.
On the right hand side of the prescription is a record of the items that may be re-ordered. Please tick the item(s) you require. If you mislay your request form a copy can be obtained from reception.
You may re-order repeat prescriptions as follows:-
We cannot accept requests by telephone.
Electronic prescribing is available at this surgery. Find out about EPS
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 prescription.
If you have taken a decision to stop taking a medication, let your GP know, they may wish to discuss this choice with you, please do not keep ordering medication you are not taking.
Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Please also remember that your medicines are prescribed only for you; it’s not safe to share them with anyone else.
Unwanted medication can be returned to your usual pharmacy for safe destruction. Sharps bins are available at the medical centre for syringes etc.
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.
Prescription Prepayment Certificates
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.
Help with Health Costs
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
A note about exemption certificates.
It is the patient's responsibility to check their entitlement for free prescriptions (unless aged over 60) and to obtain a valid exemption certificate from NHSBSA.
Please be advised: the Prescription Exemption Checking Service involves prescription forms being checked to verify the accuracy of the exemption declared by patients. Where this cannot be confirmed the patient is sent a Penalty Charge Notice.
MEDEX: People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if they hold a valid medical exemption certificate. You must apply for a certificate. Medical exemption certificates last for five years or until the patient's 60th birthday, whichever is sooner. The certifcate must be renewed before obtaining further free prescriptions. If you do not hold a valid exemption certificate and claim free prescriptions - you will be sent a penalty charge.
More information is available from: NHS Business Services Authority
To check if you can get free prescriptions, please read all the information on the above websites and if necessary, speak to your GP or pharmacy .
Maternity and Medical exemption forms are available from reception - you need to complete the form and have it signed off by your GP.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Boots UK ltd
3-5 West Street, Bridport, DT6 3QJ
Tel: 01308 422475
24 East Street, Bridport, DT6 3LF
Tel: 01308 422100
Bridport Medical Centre, West Allington, Bridport, DT6 5BN
Tel: 01308 424350
These pharmacies offer a regular prescription collection and dispensing service. They are on a rota for evening and bank holiday cover.
To check their opening times or to find other pharmacies go to: Find Services NHS Choices
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