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The Elms Practice
 The Elms Practice

Repeat Prescriptions

 

Repeat prescriptions are only given after they are agreed with a clinician and entered on to your repeat medication list. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for processing a prescription.

 

All repeat prescriptions are now processed through West Lancashire CCG POD (Prescription Ordering Direct). The POD is open between 8:30am and 5pm Monday - Friday.

 

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in several ways;

 

Online - This is through Patient Access. If you don't already have an account, please ask at Reception to be registered. You will need photo ID when registering for a Patient Access account. This is the easiest way of ordering your medication.

 

To get to Patient Access, use this link: www.patientaccess.com

 

Phone - By speaking to the POD on 01772 214852

 

Written - By dropping your right hand side of your prescription in to the surgery, or completing a prescription request form which are available in reception.

 

We now send repeat prescriptions (including Controlled Drugs) electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. If you don't already have a pharmacy nominated, you can do this by informing Reception, informing the POD when you place an order or by asking your usual pharmacy to nominate themselves.

 

Please note that the POD are unable to process repeat prescriptions on the same day that they have been requested.

 

Your medication will be reviewed on an annual basis. This will be done by either a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Practice Nurse. If the clinician would like to see you for a medication reivew, or you need blood tests as part of your medication monitoring; you will receive an invitation for this via text or post.

 

Self Care Items

 

Please note that some items of medication are no longer able to be prescribed, and should be purchased over the counter.

 

Please go to: http://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/OTC-meds-that-should-not-be-routinely-prescribed-Final-June-2019-1.pdf to read about the CCG's policy on this.

 

 

 

 


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