ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS -
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Thursday 14th May 2020
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
Ideally you should have a designated pharmacy that you wish to have your prescription sent to. If you choose not to have this then we will send you your NHS number or prescription barcode via SMS / email to present to any pharmacy as paper prescriptions are no longer issued as per NHS England guidance.
If you receive prescriptions by EPS already then you will continue to do so in the same way.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Most prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically. See link for further details
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - During COVID-19
You must be registered with a Username & Password to enable you to order your Prescriptions online.
All you need to do is to speak to the Reception staff to get your user name and password. Then you can start using the SystmOnline service!
If you have registered with SystmOnline then please
click here to order your prescription.
Due to Covid-19 and current guidelines we will no longer be issuing paper prescriptions.
All prescriptions will be sent electronically to a nominated pharmacy.
Unless advised otherwise they will be sent to Abington Pharmacy as this is the closest to the surgery
Thank you for your understanding in this matter
Abington Medical Centre Clinical Team
You can also order prescriptions via email, please ensure we have your full name, dob and address with the medication details firstname.lastname@example.org
ALLOW THREE WORKING DAYS FOR US TO PROCESS YOUR PRESCRIPTiON REQUEST
If you cannot access online facilities you can order your prescription request after 2.00pm on the telephone.
IMPORTANT WHEN REQUESTING PRESCRIPTIONS
When ordering please state the brand name of any medication you regularly take if you are always given the same one by the pharmacy. For example if you take HRT or use the oral contraceptive pill or use Insulin or take blood pressure medication please give the name of the brand rather than the drug name if you are unsure please list both names.
Your prescription can be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice to save you coming to the practice to collect it. Please ensure this is set up by notifying the receptionist or GP.
You can order by email from this site, post or at reception, we no longer accept fax requests for medication.
Patients are being asked to provide their surgery with their preferred pharmacy to enable us to send electronic prescription requests. EPS prescribing is reliable, secure and confidential.
Our GP Partners ask that all future prescriptions are sent electronically and not issued in paper format
Our reception team are able to action your request for a chosen pharmacy
If you have previously been given a prescription for a straightforward condition, we may be able to issue a repeat prescription . Please ask the receptionist.
Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication such as hayfever, cough's and colds and mild skin conditions as these conditions should no longer be prescribed. More information is available at www.nhs.uk/OTCmedicines
The majority of pharmacies no longer allow patients to order via them and will request that patients make arrangements to order directly with the surgery this is because of a county wide initiative by Nene Clinical Commissioning and the Prescribing and Medicines Management Team to try and reduce medication wastage because of the way medication is requested.
Prescription requests can be made a week before your medication is due to run out. Some prescriptions may be post dated.
If you need to order your medication early for any reason, you will need to let us know why otherwise the request may not be processed. For example if you are going on holiday and will be away when you are due to renew your medication please let us know. We monitor all early requests to try to prevent wastage and over ordering of medication. Patients who repeatedly order early may be contacted by the surgery to find out why this is happening.
Alternatively you may order your repeat prescription in writing or by following the link to the online form above. Requesting your prescription in this way is quick, convenient and secure.
Please allow 2 working hours for any orders, as your GP will need to check your medical records before reissuing your prescription. Prescriptions are always ready AFTER 3.00pm
- Request: Monday collect Wednesday after 3.00pm
- Request: Tuesday collect Thursday after 3.00pm
- Request:Wednesday collect Friday after 3.00pm
- Request: Thursday collect Monday after 3.00pm
- Request: Friday collect Tuesday after 3.00pm
Please note if you are collecting your prescription directly from a pharmacy they may require extra processing time. You would need to contact your chosen pharmacy directly to ascertain how long extra they need.
When the surgery is closed for staff training please allow an extra day to process requests See the dates we are closed for training on the home page of this website.