2-6 Appleton VillageWidnesCheshire, WA8 6DZTel: 0151 423 2990
Our dedicated prescription clerks deal with all aspects of prescription requests and are available from 08:30 until 18:00 every weekday.
As a safety measure, we do not routinely accept requests for prescriptions over the telephone. Instead, we ask that you present the tear-off slip or put your request in writing. If you want us to post your prescription back to you please remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Repeat prescrition requests can now be requested anytime of the day or night by accessing the Practice's on-line repeat prescrition request system. To access this facility you will need to register for an on-line access account which can be arranged by visiting our Reception Team.
Patient Access Registration
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. It would be helpful if you could inform the receptionist when making your appointment that it is for a medication review as you may book an appointment in advance for this purpose. As these reviews can be complex, it is important to use the appointment solely for this purpose. If you have any other medical problems, a further appointment should be booked. If you have heart problems or diabetes, your medication review will be done in the One-Stop Clinic that you will be invited to annually.
Please allow at least 72 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. You will need to allow extra time if you are relying on the post.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
The Department for Transport has introduced a new offence of driving with certain controlled drugs above specified limits in the blood, this came into force on 02 March 2015. The list of drugs includes some licensed medicines. Anyone found to have any of these drugs in their blood above the specified limits will be gulity of an offence, whether driving was impared or not.
The legislation provides a statutory 'medical defence' for people taking drugs for medical reasons, if their driving was not impaired. The conditions of the medical defence state that the individual is not guility of an office if;
Drugs included in the new office might be used for medicinal purposes are;
Patients are advised to always check the leaflet that comes with medicine for information on how prescribed medication may effect driving abiity.
It is against the law to drive if driving ability is impaired by medicine and patients must not drive if they feel sleepy, dizzy, unable to concentrate of make decisions, or if there is blurred or double vision.
Always speak to your doctor regarding any concerns.
Please access the link below to see which Pharmacies are open on Monday 30 May, 2016 Bank Holiday;
Pharmacy Opening Times May 2016 Bank Holiday
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