Westrop Medical PracticeTel: 01793 762218
Blunsdon Branch SurgeryTel: 01793 721254
We are delighted to announce that Westrop Medical Practice will be merging with Hermitage Surgery on the 30th November 2017. Please see our Practice Merger page for more information.
IT IS POSSIBLE THAT YOUR PROBLEM COULD BE DEALT WITH BY TALKING TO THE DOCTOR OR A TRIAGE NURSE ON THE TELEPHONE SO PLEASE MENTION THIS WHEN YOU SPEAK TO THE RECEPTIONIST. PLEASE HELP BY DISCUSSING YOUR PROBLEM WITH THEM.
WHY DOES THE RECEPTIONIST NEED TO ASK WHAT'S WRONG WITH ME?
You can order Prescriptions via phone through Prescription Ordering Direct. Please click the link below for more details.
Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)
Please note call waiting times are shorter Tuesday to Friday.
Alternatively if you prefer You will usually be given a computer printout of these items which can be used to request further issues by placing the slip in the box at reception in Highworth or handing it to the receptionist in Blunsdon.
Please mark clearly which items you require and where you wish to collect the prescription from.
Blunsdon patients, depending on their address, may be able to collect their medication from the small dispensary we run at Blunsdon Surgery.
Please allow at least 2 working days for repeat prescriptions to be processed. However this does not take into account additional time it will take to process your prescription at your Pharmacy.
Repeat prescriptions are reviewed regularly by the Doctor and you may be asked to make an appointment for review before further repeats are issued.
AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY
Please note the following changes to completing Repeat Prescriptions for the August Bank Holiday are as follows:
Thursday 23rd August (by 12 noon)
Tuesday 28th August (after 4.30pm)
Friday 24th August (by 12 noon)
Wednesday 29th August (after 4.30pm)
You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:
You are also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including civil partners) are named on, or are entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or a valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:
Find out more about the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).
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.
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.05, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
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