From Monday 6 April 2020 repeat prescriptions should be ordered directly from the Practice. Using the NHS App (it’s free!) or our website will help us to help you better, by being able to provide repeat prescriptions safer and faster.
You will be able to order your repeat prescriptions up to 10 days before they are required using the free NHS App, online, using your request slip at reception (or our request box downstairs), or by post.Why is this happening?
By ordering yourself, you will have more control over the items you receive which is safer and more efficient.
In addition, your GP will have more accurate information about which medicines you do and do not use.
Finally, it is important that NHS money is used as efficiently as possible. Saving money on unused medicines means more resources are available to benefit the health of the people of Nottingham.
Likewise, those patients who are registered with the Practice as being medically housebound will continue to be able to have their nominated pharmacy order their medications on their behalf, if they are unable to do so directly with the Practice.
– Using the free NHS App for iPhone and Android users (self registration required)
– Using our website (registration required)
– Using the right hand side of your last prescription – drop this into reception or into the drop off box downstairs near the ‘Ask’ desk
– By post
Please particularly think carefully before ordering “when required” items such as GTN sprays, salbutamol inhalers, painkillers, etc.
Please do not request any items that you have sufficient supply of already or are currently not using.
All prescription requests are reviewed to ensure that they remain appropriate before being signed / electronically authorised by a doctor or advanced nurse practitioner.
If you have been recommended new medications by a specialist these requests are normally sent to the practice by letter. It may take the practice up to two weeks to process these requests once we have received the letter.
If the new medication is considered urgent by the requesting specialist, they should provide you with an initial prescription before asking the practice to take over prescribing.
Occasionally specialists recommend a course of medication that is not suitable or permitted to be prescribed by clinicians in primary care. In these instances we will write back to the requester and ask that they either prescribe the medication themselves or suggest an alternative that is available on the Nottingham community formulary.
We are therefore obliged to ensure that prescribed medications remain safe and appropriate for you. We do this by undertaking medication reviews.
Medication reviews are usually undertaken annually, but for some medications and conditions we may require more frequent reviews in order to ensure your continued safety.
Why not get the NHS App now and start saving time