Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
Do not leave your repeat prescription request till the last minute!!!
If you request a repeat prescription when you have run out of your medication, we cannot guarantee that you will get a repeat the next day. You may also need a check up, and we do not always have appointments available in the same week, let alone the next day. Make sure you request your repeat prescription in plenty of time , either by popping into the surgery in person or using the online repeat prescription service. For your own safety we do not take prescription requests by telephone.
If you need more of the pill, make sure you book an appointment to see the nurse when you reach your last packet, not your last few pills! It is your responsibility to make sure that you don't run out!
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 48 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. They will be ready for collection after 3pm. Also note that we are changing our prescriptions to 28 days.
Currently, you are entitled to free prescriptions if you are in full time education up to the age of 18, or have a specific health condition. To find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions visit the NHS website.
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.
According to the Department of Health, a 28 day repeat prescribing interval is recognised by the NHS as making the best possible balance between patient convenience, good medical practice and minimal drug wastage.
In line with this guidance, our standard will shortly become 28 day prescribing to ensure safe repeat prescribing. Pre-payment certificates may help some patients financially and repeat dispensing may offer for patients on regular and stable medication.
Please use your usual reviews to discuss your medication.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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