Barton House Medical PracticeBeaminsterDorset, DT8 3EQTel: 01308 861938
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We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 25th March 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/eps
Regularly prescribed drugs can be ordered in the following ways:
Managing Prescriptions with SystmOnline
For certain drugs, you can request a new prescription
All current repeat prescriptions are listed with the drug, dosage, quantity, last issued date and status. An empty tick box in the left-hand column means you can ask for a new prescription for that drug.
To request a repeat prescription:
Select the drug by clicking on the box in the left-hand column. If the item you require is not listed or if you need to include further information with your request, type the details into the Medication Request Notes field. When providing this information, you should bear in mind that it may be visible to all practice staff.Click Request Medication. The Medication Order Summary is displayed, stating that a request has been sent to the practice to re-prescribe the item(s), and that the prescription will be ready for collection in three working days (after 2pm).Click Return to Current Medication to return to the Current Prescriptions page where the status of the drug will show that it has been requested.
To ensure safe requesting of repeat medication, please do not telephone for repeat prescriptions.
Prescriptions can be collected after 3 working days, or enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope for the prescription to be forwarded to you. Tablets cannot be sent through the post.
If you are collecting Control drugs you will be asked for ID.
To cover absences for holidays etc. please order 10 days before travel.
A dispensing service is offered for people who live more than a mile from the practice.
Prescriptions are delivered regularly to the following Post Offices during the afternoon (not on bank holidays)
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 return all wanted and/or unused medication to Barton House Surgery.
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 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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