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Repeat Prescription Charges
Posted on 7 Sep 2023
As from 1.4.2020 all patients (or patients nominated on behalf of a patient) will have to order prescriptions direct from the GP practice. Patients will no longer be able to order from their pharmacy, an on-line pharmacy or any on-line pharmacy apart from a dispensing contractor. If you order directly from The Oaks Medical Centre you will continue to do so as the changes will not affect you. Some pharmacies have already stopped ordering for patients
What is not changing?
If you collect your medicine from the chemist, or have delivered to your doorstep you can continue to do so.
If you order directly from The Oaks Medical Centre either by post, coming to surgery or online you will not be affected and do not need to do anything.
What do you need to do?
- In person at the surgery, tick the medicines required on the tear off section on the prescription and drop it into the GP practice.
- By post
- Register for online access at the practice. Please see the details about Patient Access on this website or ask at reception. Photographic ID will be required.
- Order through the NHS app. The app will need to be downloaded to your smart phone or tablet from iTunes App Store or Google Play. Information is available on www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/the-nhs-app.