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               PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WHILST THERE ARE NATIONAL AND / OR LOCAL CONCERNS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS, WE HAVE SUSPENDED THE ONLINE SERVICE FOR BOOKING APPOINTMENTS ONLINE. THIS IS TO ENSURE ALL PATIENTS ARE GIVEN THE MOST RECENT AND CORRECT INFORMATION AND ADVICE WHEN WANTING TO SEE A CLINICIAN              

  Changes to NHS Prescription Availability

Want to know why some medications are being refused?  Please click here to find out why some medicines will no longer be available on an NHS prescription. Non prescribable Medication 

Repeat Prescriptions

green_pillsPatients may order repeat prescriptions by delivering or posting requests to the surgery, by email to wakccg.prescriptions.nhs.net or by using the form on this website.

Prescriptions will be available for collection within two working days.  If a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed with a request the surgery will post the prescription back to the patient.  Prescriptions can be collected anytime during normal surgery opening hours.  

Please note: we do not accept repeat prescription requests by telephone.

Your responsibility to us:

  • To give reasonable notice when ordering repeat prescriptions.
  • To allow extra time at weekends and Bank Holidays to prepare your prescription.

The practice no longer accepts repeat prescription requests from pharmacies on behalf of patients.

We are aware that the online pharmacy, 'Pharmacy2U' is currently mailing Wakefield residents advising of the services that they can provide. Please note that our policy also applies to Pharmacy2U and therefore if you choose to nominate Pharmacy2U to dispense your medicine, you will still need to order your own prescription from the surgery.

All pharmacies are still able to collect your repeat prescription from the surgery once it has been processed and deliver your medicines to you if they offer these services.

Please be assured that the practice has not provided Pharmacy2U with your details and that we are not affiliated to them in any way.

NO MORE PAPER PRESCRIPTIONS

The NHS is phasing out green prescriptions known as FP10s with the majority of prescriptions now being processed electronically through the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). 

EPS currently allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of the patient's choice - known as their "nominated" pharmacy. Electronic prescriptions currently account for around 70% of all prescriptions issued in England. 

We are now upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), Stage 4, which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from Tuesday 3rd March 2020.

Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances but in the main they will all be processed electronically.  Some medicines, such as adrenalin injections, will still have to be printed. 

Patients without an EPS nominated Pharmacy will now be given a token to present at a community pharmacy or Dispensing Appliance Contractor (DAC) to obtain their medication. This token will contain a unique barcode which can be scanned at any community pharmacy or DAC in England to download the prescription from the central EPS system and retrieve the medication details.

The EPS token looks similar to the usual green EP10, but patients will need to take this to a Pharmacy to obtain your medication. 

Having a nominated Pharmacy in place will ensure you are able to pick up your prescriptions without needing to collect tokens from the GP Practice each time.  If this is something you would like please speak to one of our Reception team who will be able to set this up for you. 

For more information around EPS Phase 4 please click on the link below which will take you to the NHS Digital website where much more information is available:

 

https://digital.nhs.uk/services/electronic-prescription-service/phase-4

 

 
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