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Please collect a registration form for Patient Access from the surgery, bringing some form of photographic ID and proof of address.
We encourage all patients to register for Patient Access. This will allow you to order your repeat medication, view results, make GP appointments and view some of your medical records.
You will need to collect a registration form from reception, bringing in a photographic ID and proof of address. We will then process your request within 7 days and then ask you to collect your registration details from the surgery. You must present your photographic ID on collection of these details.
You will then be able to access: https://www.patientaccess.com/
These may be requested by post, by personal call at the surgery but not by telephone. You may also use the reception team direct email address: Painswick.Surgery@nhs.net . Please include your name, address and date of birth, together with the names of the medicines you require.
If using the 'repeat slip' from your last prescription, tick the boxes for the items needed and allow at least TWO working days. If you would like the prescription posted back to you, please send a stamped addressed envelope.
Don't forget that if you need your medication for the weekend, you must order in time to collect your prescription either from the surgery or from the Painswick Pharmacy by 6 pm on Friday night. You will not be able to access your prescription from the surgery after 6 pm on Friday evening until the surgery re-opens at 8.30 am on Monday morning. In the cases of a Bank Holiday, of course this will mean the next available working day.
We are now offering a new repeat dispensing scheme for those patients who are on regular medication and who use the same pharmacy each time. This allows patients to collect their medicines from the pharmacy at regular intervals (usually every two months) without needing to order their medication from the surgery. In most cases, 6 or 12 months' supply can be issued.
Extra supplies for holidays - If you are going away on holiday and require a larger than normal supply of your medication, the easiest way for us to do this is to issue you with two separate prescriptions for two months' supply on each. So, ask for your prescription in the normal way, then a week before you go on holiday, ask for a further supply, but write a message on the request to say it is early as you are going away. You'll then have a total of 4 months' worth of medication. This is the MAXIMUM we can issue. If you are out of the country for longer than this, you will need to seek the advice of a doctor in the country where you are staying.
You need to nominate a pharmacy to accept your prescriptions electronically - this will be passed on to us and your records updated. The benefit of using this system is that not only does your prescription arrive much more quickly at the pharmacy (as it is sent electronically via a secure internet connection) but also your medication is stored on the Patient Demographic Spine so if you go away on holiday (within the UK) and forget your medication, or lose it en route, any pharmacy can log into the Spine and find the details of your medication.
Painswick Pharmacy is ready and able to dispense electronic prescriptions. If you want to use this system, please speak to the pharmacist. They will tell you if they are able to do this, and will notify us of your wishes.
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 14 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 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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