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The Neville Family Medical Centre, 25 Old Market Street, Blackley, Manchester, M9 8DXTel: 0161-721-4865
Next meeting is on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 5pm.
Interested? Contact the practice and ask about how to get involved now!
Links to previous meeting minutes now available on the website: Simply Click here and select the heading "PPG minutes"
Patients can request a repeat prescription in the following ways:
Please use the right hand side of your previous prescription form, and tick clearly which medications you need.
Remember to order carefully; millions of pounds are wasted every year because of medication being requested unnecessarily
We only accept telephone requests from patients who fall into to one of the following three categories:
If you feel that you should be entitled to be exempt from this policy, please download this document, and hand in to the reception for the attention of the Doctors or Mike.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 2 full working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed.
Please bear this in mind when you require your medication.
EPS is the future of prescribing…today!
It is a service by which we as a practice can send your prescription to your nominated Pharmacy of choice - so you dont have to come to the practice to collect it!
Some of you may have already subscribed, and nominated Pharmacy - this could have been last week, or a few years ago!
This may not have been as apparent previously as you have always collected your prescription in person here at the surgery
We would not have assigned one for you – it is not a function possible on the system for us to do so.
Can you recommend a pharmacy to me?
We cannot recommend any one particular pharmacy to you, as this is your choice as an individual
What if I do not want to get my prescriptions send electronically to a Pharmacy?
No problem! If you dont want to use one, just tell us and we can take the option off your record.
If you feel that you have been nominated by a pharmacy without your knowledge or permission, you can call the NHS England complaints line on 0300 3112233, or email on firstname.lastname@example.org; shold you require, the British sign Language Service (BSL) associated with this is www.interpretnow.co.uk