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Remember our nurses are trained to deal with minor illnesses and can prescribe medication to deal with this.  They are highly trained Urgent Care Nurses who are experienced in their field.  If your condition is more than the nurse can manage she will pass you on to a GP that same day if necessary.  The receptionists are trained to signpost patients to the best clinician to deal with your complaint.



RED EYE.  Should you be experiencing difficulties with extreme sore red eyes, floaters etc we now have a joint facility with local ophthalmologists who will take referrals from our surgery to ease eye casualty waiting times for any of these issues.  Please book an appointment with a nurse who will assess and refer where appropriate should you be experiencing any of these difficulties.


 We are currently experiencing high levels of staff sickness.  We are trying to cover the gaps as best we can however please bare with us if we have to re-arrange any of your appointments.  Thank you.


 



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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