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GPDR is a new EU law that comes into force on May 25th 2018. Please select No.1 in our further information section for our policies and information leaflets for patients

Extended Access Appointments:- We are increasing the number of appointments available for you to see a GP in the early mornings, evenings or at weekends across West Leicestershire.  Depending on your individual circumstances and symptoms, we may offer you an 'extended access' appointment.  Please note however, that these appointments will not be in your usual GP practice and may not be with one of your usual GPs or nurses.  Also if you are in agreement according to your symptoms it may be suitable to see an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, instead of a GP. The clinicians you see will be able to access relevant sections of your medical notes and will communicate what has happened during your appointment back to your usual GP practice.  These appointments will be available at the following locations:-

  • Loughborough Urgent Care Centre at Loughborough Community Hospital
  • Coalville Community Hospital
  • Hinckley and Bosworth Community Hospital.

A new way to get your prescriptions September 2014

A new way to get your medicines and appliances 

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.

What does this mean for you?

- If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription.  Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

-  You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

-  You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

-  don't want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your prescription

-  collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection     service now.

It may not be if you:

-  don't get prescriptions very often

-  pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to.  This is called nomination.  You can choose

- a pharmacy

- a dispensing appliance contractor

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you.  You don't need a computer to do this.

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. if you don't want your prescription to be send electronically tell your GP.  If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP Practice.  Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may e sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes.  Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.  Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser.  For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser.

For a nomination form please click on the ink below, complete and take it to your nominated pharmacy.

EPS_Nomination_Request.pdf

 

 

For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients

 

 



 
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