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Prescriptions

Ways to order your repeat prescription

INFORMATION REGARDING PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Please always allow 7 days for your repeat medication request to be processed by the practice and pharmacist. 

Please put any item not on repeat in writing to your usual GP with a clear reason as to why you need to continue it. Your usual GP will then consider adding this item to your repeat prescription. 
 

SAME DAY PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS

Only in exceptional circumstances will urgent prescription requests be done on the day. This is for your and other patients' safety. You may only be issued 7 days of medicine.


 

We have an efficient way of requesting your prescriptions online - you can see your test results too. This is via online services. Please click through the slideshow for instructions on how to sign up. 

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PRESCRIPTION QUEIRES HELPLINE (NOT FOR ORDERING REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS)

All prescription queries are dealt with on a dedicated phone line on 01237 872168 between 10 - 11am and 3 - 4pm Mon - Fri.

 

An appropriately trained member of staff to deal with your prescription query efficiently.

FOR CLINICAL SAFETY REASONS PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS CANNOT BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE THEY MUST BE MADE IN WRITING.

Over The Counter Medication:

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need. Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.

 

Click here for more information including the conditions this applies to

Phone App

Did you know you can now order your repeat prescriptions using our automated 24/7 telephone service?

Please contact the prescription team to register for this service using our dedicated prescription query phone line on 01237 872168 between 10 - 11am and 3 - 4pm Mon - Fri.

Quality improvement and patient safety projects within the practice clinical pharmacy team

Quality improvement and patient safety surrounding prescribing is at the heart of the Pharmacy Team at Bideford Medical Centre, where we support and deliver many national and local priorities to benefit patients’ healthcare. Our current priorities include:

 

·         The environmental impact of inhalers. Patients on certain inhalers will be contacted over the coming months to discuss if they wish to switch to a more environmentally friendly inhaler.

 

·         Structured Medication Reviews. We will be inviting patients to have a review with a pharmacist to help you get the best from your medication. We will check that your medicines are working for you and that you are not having any problems with them. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your medicines.

Logon to Online Services (for existing users who have signed up)

 

Click the SystmOnline image below to log onto Online Services where you can book appointments, order your repeat prescriptions or view your medical record. 

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