You can order your routine prescriptions online through your GP surgery website, through the NHS App or through your local pharmacy. You can find information about the NHS App at: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
You can also help us by only requesting your usual supply of medications when required and not try and do it early or order extra, to help the supply chain keep up with demand. We will make sure suitable provision is made for people self isolating owing to illness or being in at risk groups.
Please order between 7-10 days before you need. We aim to complete your request within 72 hours and then send it to your chosen pharmacy to process. https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app/
We thank you for your support and understanding.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This includes people of all ages – even if you do not have any symptoms or other health conditions.
Other things you can do to stop the infection spreading:
- wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
- use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
- cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
- put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside
Stay at home and stay safe
Order prescriptions using the NHS app
The patient Access website is run by Patient Access. It is linked into our surgery, but we cannot view or correct any problems on your account.
Please contact them on the link below if you are having problems logging in. They will look at your account to diagnose your problems and may need to re-set your account at their end. They may tell you that you need to contact the surgery to re-set your pin/account here after they have done this. They get back to you within 48 hours and can help diagnose a problem on your account that we have no access to deal with here.
Please follow the link for information or for help if you are having problems logging in please contact Patient Support in the 1st instance on https://support.patientaccess.com/
We aim to provide a repeat prescription within 1 week. This period is required to to process your repeat prescription request, re-issue, verify and to be review and signed by your doctor.
Please order in good time and do not expect to collect a prescription the same day that you order it.
We have a dedicated prescribing team available to help with any prescription queries. You can also order your prescription using this email.
Please contact them on firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescriptions can now be sent electronically to the Pharmacy of your choice to be collected at a convenient time for you:
for more details please ask at Reception.
Medicines for Self-Care
Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group supports any GP practice that decides to reduce their prescribing of medicines which have limited clinical value or are more suitable for patients to buy for themselves:Pain killers for minor aches and pains
- Soluble pain killers (because of high salt content)
- Hay fever preparations
- Cough and cold remedies
- Nasal decongestants (and Sterimar)
- Tonic, vitamin, and health supplements
- Homeopathic remedies
- Treatments for non-serious constipation or diarrhoea
- Ear wax removers (a few drops of olive oil is just as good as anything on prescription)
- Treatments for minor facial spots
- Threadworm tablets
- Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes, gargles and toothpastes
- Slimming preparations (except within national guidelines)
- Creams, gels, oils and dressings for minor sprains, sports injuries and scars
- Indigestion remedies for occasional use
- Creams for bruising, tattoos, varicose veins and scars
- Nappy rash barrier creams
- Hair removing creams
- Head lice lotions and shampoos (wet combing is recommended)
- Athletes’ foot creams and powders
- Topical treatments for vaginal thrush
- Treatments for fungal nail infections
- Moisturisers and bath additives for minor dry skin conditions
- Travel medicines
- Foods and toilet preparations except where clinically indicated e.g. gluten-free cakes, cake mixes & luxury biscuits; sip feeds; ready-made thickened juices; soya milks and sun creams
Why? This decision has been taken because:
- Many of these products are cheap to buy and are readily available along with advice from pharmacies, as well as shops and supermarkets (which are often open until late).
- Some of them do not actually work very well, e.g. cough syrups.
- In Somerset we spent almost £4million last year on these medicines. This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
- In some circumstances your doctor can still prescribe these medicines on the NHS if they believe a true clinical need exists. http://www.selfcareforum.org/.
For more information from the National Health Service on conditions, treatments, local services and healthy living please visit the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx