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Dibden Purlieu SurgeryTel: 02380 844546
Marchwood SurgeryTel: 02380 844546
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To All Patients..
We are changing the way we book our appointments.
As of Monday, the 3rd December 2018, all appointments will be booked at Dibden Purlieu.
Please continue to use the current appointment number for:
Marchwood 02380 871233
Dibden Purlieu 02380 844546
Thank you for your understanding
We are changing our prescription system. If you have registered with Patient Access then please click here to order your prescription.
More information about registering can be found here
Please be advised that the existing system has now ceased.
Your doctor may authorize your regular medication to be repeated without the need to make an appointment each time. Normally three prescriptions, each for 56 days’ supply, will be authorised. You will be given a counterfoil with the first prescription. Please keep this safely, as it is an important safety check.
When you have around a week’s supply left, please mark the item(s) that you require on the counterfoil and either
Your regular pharmacist may offer a collection service, if you would like to take up this service please make arrangements directly with your pharmacist and advise us accordingly by marking on your prescription the full details of the chemist involved.
We will then arrange for your prescription to be collected and your pharmacist will prepare your medicines for you to collect from the pharmacy. Alternatively, if you would like your prescription sent to you by post please provide the practice with a stamped addressed envelope.
For many years now Forestside Medical Practice have managed to maintain a repeat prescription service within 48 hours however, due to the pressures currently placed on GP services, our turnaround service will be changing from 48 hours to 72 hours from the 2nd July 2018. (That is 3 working days). All prescription requests need to be in by 10:30am each day to meet that day’s process. If prescriptions are handed in before 10:30am on a Friday it will be ready on the Wednesday.
Please note that for safety reasons we do not accept prescription requests by telephone.
The Department of Health recommends us to prescribe medicines “generically”. This means that the prescription will usually give the chemical name of the drug (usually given in tiny writing on the packet) rather than the trade name. Please note that two drugs with the same “generic” name but different trade names will be the same in all but packaging and appearance.
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.
From 1 April 2020, the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £9.15, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £28.25 and a 12 month PPC £105.90.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Here is a message from Forestside Medical Practice for anyone who may have children at home.
“At this challenging time, it is extremely important for you to know that COVID-19 is unlikely to make your child unwell, but they like everyone else might be infectious so staying at home when well remains the message. However, all the ‘normal’ illnesses that can make children severely unwell still remain and there is a major risk that parents may delay bringing their child to the attention of a healthcare professionals even if they are unwell because of concerns about COVID-19. GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done for children . If you are not sure if your child is unwell and whether they need to be seen, click here https://www.what0-18.nhs.uk/national call 111 or contact your GP. For information about crying babies, click here http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/). If your child appears severely unwell and advice is not quickly available call 999 or take them to ED as you would in other times”
The are excellent resources for parents about crying babies on the ICON website (http://iconcope.org/parentsadvice/)
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