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Repeat Prescriptions

green_pillsPatients stabilised on long-term medicines may request repeat prescriptions, preferably with their computer printout in writing, in person or by fax.

For patients` safety we DO NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS.

The prescription will be ready for collection after two working days, or can be posted if a SAE is included in the request.

Friday requests will not be ready until Tuesday afternoon.

PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER A BANK HOLIDAYS

If a prescription is requested on a Friday before a bank holiday the precription will not be ready until the following Wedneday evening. 

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MEDICINES WASTE                        
Did You Know?

Wasted medicine waste money

Unused prescription medicines cost the NHS across the UK over £300 million every year.

£300 million could pay for:

·                  80,906 MORE hip replacements*

·                  101,351 MORE knee replacements*

·                  19,799 MORE drug treatment courses for breast cancer*

·                  11,778 MORE community nurses*

·                  300,000 MORE drug treatment courses for Alzheimer's*

*Based on average costs

How Can You Help?

There are a number of ways that you can help to reduce the issue of wasted medicines and save money for your local NHS.

Only order the medicines that you need

  • Please let your GP or Pharmacist know if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines
  • Check what medicines you still have at home before re-ordering

·         Discuss your medication with your GP or Pharmacist on a regular basis

  • Think carefully before ticking all the boxes on your repeat prescription forms and only tick those you really need
  • If you don’t need the medicine please don’t order it! If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it.
  • If you need to go into hospital, please remember to take all your medicines with you in a clearly marked bag.
  • Please also remember that your medicines are prescribed only for you; it’s not safe to share them with anyone else.

Remember that unused medicines cannot be recycled

  • Even if you never open them, once medicines have left the Pharmacy, they cannot   be recycled or used by anyone else.

·        Please bring your unused medicines to the Pharmacy for safe disposal .

  • NEVER dispose of your unused or unwanted medicines down the toilet

Unused medicines are a safety risk

·        Return out of date medicines to your pharmacy or dispensary for safe disposal

  • If your medicines change - return your old medicines to the pharmacy for safe disposal to avoid mixing them up with your new medicines
  • Don't stockpile medication - it is a safety risk for children and others who might take them

Store medicines in an appropriate place out of reach of children

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