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Repeat Prescriptions

Please allow 96 hours (4 working days) for prescriptions to be processed. Please remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Prescriptions will be ready to collect after 16:00.

REQUEST FOR URGENT PRESCRIPTIONS

Due to an increasing number of requests for repeat prescriptions to be issued urgently, we have had to review how we handle these requests in order to provide safe and consistent service to all our patients.

Emergency prescription requests are requests for medication which is needed within 24 hours to prevent you becoming severely unwell.

The practice has made a decision that unless your urgent prescription request falls within the range of 'emergency' medications listed below, you may be informed that your medication will be processed following the normal repeat prescription policy as indicated at the top of this page.

URGENT MEDICATIONS INCLUDE:

Epileptic medication

Insulin

Inhalers for lung conditions

Warfarin and other anticoagulants

Mediation needed for heart failure

Emergency rescue medication e.g. adrenaline for allergic reactions, GTN spray, antibiotics for COPD

Many chemists in Watford and the surrounding areas offer a prescription collection service. When you request your repeat prescription (by post or dropping it into the surgery) it will be collected by your nominated chemist. To set this up, you need to complete a consent form at your chemists. The consent form will be kept on record.

At present we have collection services for the following chemists:

  • ASDA
  • Boots (St Albans Rd, Harlequin Centre and Waterfields)
  • Bridgewater Pharmacy
  • Cassiobury Chemist
  • Greenfields Chemist
  • Hintons
  • John Davis
  • Chemistree
  • MD Pharmacy
  • Patels Chemist
  • Superdrug
  • Tudorken Chemist

Alternatively, to order your prescription online please call into reception to collect your  unique booking password then using these details click on the link at the top of this page.

OTC's Over The Counter Medicines

GP's in Hertfordshire will no longer normally prescribe medicines which can be bought over the counter for short term conditions and minor ailments.

Please link http://hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk/publications/pharmacy-and-medicines-optimisation/local-decisions/otc for further information.

For more information you can contact Herts Valley Co- Commissioning Group on hvccgpatientfeedback@nhs.net or visit their website at www.hertsvalleysccg.nhs.uk

 

Patient Information Leaflet - Repeat Prescriptions Safe and Effective use of your medication

Medication Reviews

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.

 

ELECTRONIC PRESCRIBING SYSTEM (EPS)
Please contact your nominated pharmacy or please see the link below for further information:
http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients  
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