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If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.Using eRD you can:• save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription• order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)• pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP• spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice• save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacyFor more information about eRD and how it works, ask at your GP surgery or pharmacy, or visit the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/eRDShort copyMore information regarding this service is available at https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/
Spring Gardens Group Medical Practice would like to inform you of a new service the practice has recently launched which enables you to view and order medication as well as book appointments online. With Patient Access,you can now access the surgery at home, work or on the move – wherever you can connect to the internet. What’s more, because Patient Access is a 24 hour online service you can do this in your own time, day or night.
Patient Access replaced our old system of ordering prescriptions via our website or email from 01st March 2014.Signing up to Patient Access is available now the next time you visit the practice just let our reception team know you want to utilise the online facilities and they’ll hand you a registration letter. Then simply visit www.patient.co.uk/patient-access,click register, answer a few questions then you’re done!
For all android and iOS users, a Patient Access app is also available free on your mobile.
Remember that after 01st March 2014 this will be the only way of ordering medication online so don’t delay, register for Patient Access today!
Spring Gardens Group Medical Practice
You can order your prescriptions in any of the following ways:
We aim to provide your prescription in 48 working hours (please make allowances for public holidays and weekends).
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.
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.
Prescription costs as of April 1 2014
PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The prescription prepayment certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 per week.
Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.
If you need to access the services below then medicines are free:
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.
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.
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