Gnosall Surgery

    Gnosall Health Centre, Brookhouse Road, Gnosall, Stafford, ST20 0GP

    Telephone: 01785 822 220
    Out of hours: 111

    Repeat Prescriptions

    We run a computerised system to issue repeat prescriptions which have already been agreed with your doctor.


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    Other Ways to Order Your Prescriptions

    1. In Person:
      Return the counterfoil of the prescription document indicating the medication you require at reception (A box is provided on the reception desk).
    2. By Post:
      Post the counterfoil of the prescription document indicating the medication you require to the Surgery, please allow at least one weeks notice if using a 1st class stamp.
    3. By fax:
      You may fax us at any time (day or night) on 01785 822776

    Due to the possibility of errors, requests for repeat prescriptions will not be taken over the telephone.

    If you run out of your repeat medication whilst the surgery is open please contact us. If you run out when we are closed please ring 111.

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    When will my Prescription be ready?

    Your prescription will be available to collect after 4pm, 3 working days after the request was made.

    Request Received:Script Ready to
    collect after 4pm:

    Monday

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    Tuesday

    Friday

    Wednesday

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    Tuesday

    Friday

    Wednesday

    For Example
    A script received on Tuesday at 1pm will be ready for collection
    on Friday after 4pm.

    Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays, etc.

    For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.

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    Going on Holiday?

    If you are going on holiday or there is a Bank holiday coming up, please order your repeat prescriptions earlier, still giving us the normal two working days to generate and get it checked and signed by the Doctors.

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    Electronic Prescriptions Service

    The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Find out how this could save you time by downloading our leaflet.

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    Medication Reviews

    Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see us 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, and ensure any necessary blood tests are done at least 2 days before the review appointment.

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    Good Medication Management is Important

    Please pre-empt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

    Order your prescription when you have 5-7 days worth of medication left.

    It is good practice that repeat medication is regularly reviewed so that you get optimum care. Please make note of the review date and make an appointment to see the doctor.

    If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. Ensure you have enough medication to cover your holiday. Some countries also need a doctor's letter to explain the medication. Check with your travel agent.

    If you have elderly relatives, ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication.

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    Useful Information

    Please do not order a repeat prescription more than seven days before it is due as the prescription cannot be processed. If you have a reason to require your medication earlier, please make sure to tell us to avoid disappointment.

    Each drug has two names - the generic and the brand name. Where possible, we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered. Talk to your pharmacist if you have any questions about this.

    Please book your medications review appointment at least ten days before your medication runs out.

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    Prescription Charges and Exemptions

    The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can't afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need a lot of medication.

    Further information about prescription charges and Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC) can be found on the NHS website.

    Information on Prescription charges and who is entitled to free prescriptions can be found here.