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It is estimated that between 1-2% of the Greater Huddersfield prescribing budget (£350-£700k per year) is wasted due to poor repeat prescription ordering systems. This has increased by 3.5% on last year. In an effort to reduce this wastage, Greater Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group has asked practices to implement a medicines waste reduction plan.
With effect from 1st April 2017 there are going to be significant changes to the way you order your prescriptions. In an effort to REDUCE our medicines wastage the practice will no longer allow Third Parties (local chemists or supermarket chains) to order your prescription for you unless there is a specific need agreed between yourself and the doctors. Third Parties have been advised of these changes and will redirect you back to the surgery if you request them to order on your behalf.
We appreciate this may lead to some inconvenience and apologise in advance but we are under immense pressure to reduce our medicines wastage and become more efficient and reliant on the technology widely available.
Thank you for your co-operation and understand in this matter.
Dr R Ali
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
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. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
We are pleased to let you know about a new prescription service that is now available to patients of The Junction Surgery. The The Junction Prescription Service is an optional, new way for you to manage your repeat prescriptions.
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
Private prescriptions will be considerably more than an NHS prescription contribution.
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