Hounsfield Surgery has an on-site dispensary where patients’ prescriptions are dispensed.
If you take medication on a long-term basis, you can ask for a repeat prescription by either bringing in the medication list provided with your monthly drugs or online. We are unable to take requests for routine repeat prescriptions by telephone.
Your medication will be available for you to pick up in three to four working days although please allow us more time at bank holidays.
If you ring the surgery to enquire about your prescription, select option 2 from the telephone menu.
The Practice offers monitored dosage systems to patients who find it difficult to administer their medication. Please ask the receptionist for more information.
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.
There is a move by the CCG to try to encourage people where possible to purchase their own medicines where these are available cheaply in supermarkets, shops and pharmacies. These include basic pain killers, hay fever and cough and cold remedies as well as treatments for skin conditions.
If you are entitled to free prescriptions, you may be able to get some pharmacy items free of charge by visiting a participating pharmacist in the Pharmacy First Scheme. A full description of the service is available here. Participating pharmacies are listed here.
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 13 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.
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.
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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