Astwood Bank SurgeryTel: 01527 892418
Feckenham Branch SurgeryTel: 01527 892418
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Order your Pepeat Prescription Online
These may be requested with 48 working hours notice by:
The line is manned 8.30am -1.00pm Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri. On Tue it is manned 8.30am to 11.30am.
We will only accept repeat request by phone during these hours from 18-11-2013.
If your doctor has asked you to make an appointment to review your medication please book this a few weeks before your next prescription is due.
Dispensing patients are asked to collect their prescription in the afternoon on the day that the 48 hours is reached or at any time during dispensary hours following that.
The Surgery can only dispense to patients in a rural area who do not have a chemist within a 1 mile radius of their home address.
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.
The charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.60, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Worcestershire CCG no longer supports prescribing of some of the following:
Prescribing Policy for Hay Fever Medication
Worcestershire CCG will no longer support the routine prescribing of medication for the treatment of hay fever which can be purchased 'over the counter'
In patients receiving repeat prescriptions for medication which is available to purchase over the counter a copy of the attached letter from CCG will be given to them explaining this and the medication will be removed from repeat prescription.
If Patients are on antihistamine treatment not available to purchase e.g. fexofenadine, desloratadine, levocetirizine, they need to try an over the counter antihistamine each season to receive the prescription; the patient will be asked to confirm that they have tried over the counter alternatives before receiving it on repeat prescription.
If a parent requests a prescription for a child because they are at school or residential and it can only be administered with their details on the packet a private prescription should be issued.
Conditions that antihistamines can be prescribed for:
For children we are able to prescribe eye drops and antihistamines under the age of 6 and nasal sprays under the age of 18 as they are not available over the counter.
Hayfever Letter to Patients
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