28 Day Prescribing
In line with national prescribing guidelines and local Clinical Commissioning Group recommendations, we are now prescribing for a maximum of 28 days at a time (exceptions apply e.g. holidays). This has been proven to reduce wastage of medicines (£100 million annually) by 15% where this has already been implemented in other parts of the country. The majority of prescriptions have already been for 28 days for some years. As a Practice we are committed to following these recommendations and hope that you will understand the reasoning behind this policy.
Repeat prescriptions should be requested no less than 48 hours in advance by
- online via the form above (please note you cannot pay online for repeat prescriptions)
- by fax on 01223 872741
- forwarding the repeat slip to the dispensary via the village box system which operates on Monday and Thursday in the following villages: Hauxton, Thriplow, Foxton, Barrington, Haslingfield, Harston, Newton & Wisbey's Yard. If you would like your medication delivered to any of these boxes, please ask at the Dispensary for a request form to complete. (If you pay for your prescriptions please send the correct money with the request.)
- if in urgent need only, telephone 01223 871588 between 11.45-12.15 and 3.30 - 4.00
Repeat prescriptions take approx 48 hours to process:
If you request on,
Monday, for collection Thursday
Tuesday, for collection Friday
Wednesday, for collection Monday
Thursday for collection Tuesday
Friday for collection Wednesday
Dispensary patients can obtain their medicines directly from the surgery. We follow good prescribing practice and usually prescribe medication on a monthly basis. If you are entitled to free prescriptions please show appropriate evidence to our dispensary staff. If you pay for prescriptions and need regular medication it may be most cost effective to purchase a 'pre-payment certificate' (PPC). People who have to pay for more than 3 prescription items in 3 months, or 14 items in 12 months, could save money by buying a PPC. Information about how to do this on line or over the phone is here - you cannot do this at the surgery.