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Hamd Medical Practice, Washwood Heath Wellbeing Centre , Clodeshall Road,, Birmingham, B8 3SWTel: 0121 270 5540
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
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 two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Prescriptions ordered before 10:30 will be ready for collection after 12:00 two days later.
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 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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please click on link for more information about EPS http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients
or you can complete the EPS form which is usually part of the registration pack.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Please note that following the CCG guidelines few medication are classified as to buy over the counter and wont be prescribed on the repeat prescription. Please find attached detailed policy on this for Hamd Medical Practice.OTC and Vitamin D policy