Orchard 2000 Medical Centre 

  PRESCRIPTIONS

Prescriptions

ACUTE PRESCRIPTIONS

An acute prescription is an item of medication that is not for re-issue over a given or continuous period.

Some Items e.g. Calpol, head lice treatments and cold sore creams can be purchased over the counter from the pharmacy. You may be asked to attend for medication review for other treatments to ensure they are still appropriate for your condition.

Antibiotics are rarely prescribed over the telephone

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

A repeat prescription is an item of medication that has been approved by a doctor for issue at intervals and can be signed by any doctor in the practice. Please order these items in good time.

Repeat prescriptions can now be ordered on line from this website. To register for online ordering you will need a registration letter only obtainable in person from the practice. Alternatively, repeat prescriptions can be requested by completing the right hand side of your prescription and handing, posting or faxing it to the surgery.

Please allow 48 hours before collection.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS

On-line Ordering

Repeat Prescriptions

Changes

From 1 April 2020, you (or a person you’ve nominated) will have to order your repeats prescriptions directly from Orchard 2000 Medical Centre. You will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions through your pharmacy, an online pharmacy or other dispensing contractor.

What is not Changing?

If you already order your repeat prescriptions from Orchard 2000, you’re not affected and don’t need to do anything.

If you collect your medicine from your local pharmacy, or have arrangements in place to have it delivered to your door then speak to your pharmacy to continue these arrangements.

If you receive your medication through a monitored dosage system, for example a dosette box or a blister pack, this change will not affect you.

What do you need to do?

From 1 April 2020, or earlier, if you currently order your repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy, you will have to order from Orchard 2000. You can do this:

Online:

If you are a patient, all you have to do is register for online prescriptions

Once registered for this service, you can click the Systm Online link below to order online. If you need help, please contact reception.

HALL ROAD SURGERY PATIENTS

 Click the system online logo below If you are already registered to use on-line prescription ordering, you may and be taken securely to the online portal

BRANSHOLME SURGERY PATIENTS

 Click the system online logo below If you are already registered to use on-line prescription ordering, you may and be taken securely to the online portal

NHS App

Download the NHS App and find out more: NHS App

In Person:

Simply tick the medicines you need on the white, tear-off section of your prescription and drop it in to us

Order in Time

Please remember, we need at least 48 hours notice when ordering repeat prescriptions. Weekends & Bank Holidays are not counted as working days.

FOR MEDICINES NEEDING TO BE DISPENSED OUT OF HOURS DIAL 111

ACUTE PRESCRIPTIONS

One-off prescriptions which are not regularly repeated are known as 'acute' prescriptions. Please telephone before 9am to request acute medications which are issued at the discretion of the doctor.

You can ask your chosen pharmacist for advice on minor ailments and if it is appropriate you may be able to buy medicines over the counter without having to see the doctor.

DO NOT ATTEND A PHARMACY IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

For minor ailments, please refer to our APPOINTMENTS PAGE for full information on how to access to primary care services - or contact 111 for advice. You can also peruse this website or search minor ailments on the  nhs.uk website.

MEDICINES

Help with Medicines

The information below will help with questions regarding medicines and their safe use.

Medication Reviews

Your practice reviews medicines periodically to see whether they are still needed & whether the dose continues to be appropriate. Click below for more information on pharmacy reviews.

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Over the Counter

Many simple medices are available over the counter and do not need to be ordered on a prescription. Your pharmacist will be happy to provide important advice on basic medicines.

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Help with Costs

You could be entitled to free NHS prescriptions, if at the time your prescription is dispensed you meet certain conditions of age. condition or circumstance.   Click below for further info.

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Prepayment Certificates

If you have to pay for regular prescription items, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription Prepayment Certifcate. Click below for full information from the NHS Business Services Authority

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Adverse Reactions

On rare occasions, medicines can have an adverse effect. If you experience any such issues, please get in touch with the surgery immediately. An app is also available for reporting any adverse reactions.

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Holiday Medicines

If you are taking medicines abroad, it is advisable to check UK rules and those of the country that you are visiting. Please talk to your doctor or practice nurse at least two months before making your trip abroad

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Help with Prescription Costs

Find out if your are entitled to free NHS prescriptions. NHS dental treatment and help with other costs

Medicines A-Z

An A-Z of information on medicines.  Always be advised by your Health professional