Essex House Medical Centre , 59 Fore Street , Chard , Somerset, TA20 1QATel: 01460 65046
Please note prescription requests need to be in writing, for safety and security reasons we do not take prescription requests over the phone.
Use the new NHS App - www.nhs.uk/nhsapp to order your repeat prescription.
If you are already registered you can continue to use https://www.patientaccess.com/ or you can move over to the new NHS app www.nhs.uk/nhsapp using your current log in details.
Pharmacy Repeat Ordering Schemes
If you have signed up to a repeat ordering scheme with a local pharmacy please be aware this is a private agreement between you and the pharmacy. The surgery has no control over when your prescrptions are requested but will issue them within 48 hours of receipt from the pharmacy. Please make sure the pharmacy are only ordering medications you actually need.
All regular repeat prescriptions are on our practice computer and a repeat request slip is attached to all repeat prescriptions for easy re-ordering. To order a repeat prescription please call at the surgery with your repeat slip or post it to us, having ticked the items you want.
Your signed prescription can then be collected from the surgery, or from the chemist of your choice in Chard or we can post your prescription to you if you provide a stamped addressed envelope. Please allow three working days for all repeat prescriptions.
If you are on long-term medication, this and the condition that is being treated should be reviewed regularly. You may therefore be asked to see your doctor before a further prescription can be issued. If it is more than six months since you last saw your doctor, you should check whether it is still OK to continue the medication without being seen. If you are on long term medication, please keep several days’ supply in stock and re-order before you run out.
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.
Please follow the link for the latest prescription charges:
If you are travelling this year, plan ahead to make sure you have your medication in time. Please allow two working days to process a repeat prescription request. Some repeat prescriptions may require blood tests, weight or Blood Pressure monitoring before your repeat prescription can be provided so please bare this in mind if you are going away.
Extra medication to cover holidays
If you are requesting your medication early due to travel or holidays please write this on your prescription request so the GP knows why the request is early and therefore doesn’t reject the request.
If you are going aboard for travel or work commitments for more than three months please be aware that we are only able to prescribe medication for up to three month, after this you will need to register with a doctor in the country that you are visiting or buy the medication from a pharmacist.
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