Prescriptions

Order Your Repeat Prescription Online

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication and the doctor has authorised for you to have a repeat prescription, you can request one (allowing for 3 working days for collection) in the following ways

      • Online via the link at the top of this page
      • Email your prescription request to: frimleyicb.wellington.practice@nhs.net and put Prescription Requestas the subject
      • If available at your nominated chemist, ask you pharmacist to request your repeat prescription on your behalf
      • If you have not downloaded the NHS APP  already, please do this as you can order and track your medication on it.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to speak to a Doctor, Pharmacist or Nurse Practitioner at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure you book a telephone consultation appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Electronic Prescription Service

Many local pharmacies now use the NHS Electronic Prsecription Service (EPS). EPS is an NHS wide system that links pharmacies and GP surgeries electronically. This enables us to tell the pharmacy what drugs you need without a paper prescription being printed.

To use EPS you simply need to ‘nominate’ a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions using the nomination form and the rest is automatic. You can either bring the form to our reception or take it to the pharmacy. Whichever way you use to order your medication the prescription will be sent to your nominated pharmacy and they will have the items ready for you to collect in about 3 working days.

Please note that at the moment we cannot send prescriptions for certain ‘controlled drugs’ by EPS.

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Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

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.

Prescribing over the counter medicines

For more information about over the counter medicines click here

NHS charges

LINK

      • Prescription (per item): £9.35
      • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
      • 3-month PPC: £30.25
      • If you will need 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.
      • PPC telephone advice line 0300 330 1341
      • General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Reporting side effects of medication LINK below

New medication prescribed by the hospital
If you have recently been given medication from hospital and will run out soon – Please book in for a telephone consultation with our Clinical Pharmacist who can assist you. Where possible, please provide our Reception team with a copy of the letter you were given by the hospital detailing the medication.

Yellow Card reporting site

Photo of the yellow card to report side effects of medications

Yellow Card | Making medicines and medical devices safer (mhra.gov.uk)

Report suspected side effects to medicines, vaccines, e-cigarettes, medical device incidents, defective or falsified (fake) products to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to ensure safe and effective use.

STEROID CARD

Patient Information on the NHS Steroid Card

Why have I been given this card?

This is a new NHS card. You have been given it because you are currently taking steroids long-term, or at a high dose. Steroids can decrease the ability of your body to deal with stress, trauma, and surgery.  By ‘long-term’ we mean that you are have either been taking steroids every day for at least the last four weeks, or you may be taking regular, shorter courses of steroids.

Steroids can come as tablets, liquids, inhalers, nasal sprays, creams, injections, or rectal applications, and you may be taking steroids in more than one of these ways.

Why is it called an ‘emergency’ card?

It is important that any healthcare professional who may treat you in the future knows you are on long-term steroids and this card will help them give you the right treatment if you ever get sick and have to go into hospital for emergency treatment, or need an operation. It has been introduced because we now know much more about the best way to treat people in the hospital setting who are taking long-term steroids.

I have finished my steroid course, but I have still been given this card – do I need it?

It can take about a year after taking long term or high dose steroids before the ability of your body to deal with stress and illness returns to normal. During this time, you will still need to carry this card.

What do I need to do?

You must fill in the card with your own details. Keep it safe in your purse or wallet. Have it ready to show to any healthcare professional you see. If you ever need to call 999 or 111 then you should follow the advice on the back of the card.

Please let your family know that you carry an NHS Steroid Emergency Card. This is very important if you need emergency treatment, as they can tell the emergency services for you.

The weblink and QR code printed on the card will take any health teams involved in your care straight to further clinical information.

I already have a ‘blue’ steroid treatment card – do I need to keep that, too?

Yes, you will need to keep both for now as they have separate purposes. The blue card tells you to not stop taking your steroids suddenly, whilst the new card will help to ensure you receive the correct treatment if you ever get sick. In the future the two cards may be combined into one.

If you have a ‘medic alert’ bracelet or necklace you should also make sure you wear it and keep any other emergency cards you may have.

Where can I get another card from if I lose this one?

New or replacement NHS Steroid Emergency Cards can be obtained from your GP practice, community pharmacy or hospital or can be downloaded here. You can have more than one card if you would like to store them in different places. However, please make sure the details on both cards are the same.

Where can I get more information?

Call us on 0125 229840 and ask to speak to ourclinical pharmacist.