Changes in how you request your repeat prescriptions
Please note over the next few weeks and months we are phasing out using our generic email address for patients to order repeat prescriptions. In its place we will be using our Systm One online access facility, this is because it is safer, more auditable and allows patient to see exactly when their medication is due to be ordered. When you log on to Systm One online and submit your request, it directly goes into your medical records and makes the processing the requests much more streamline for our staff & GP’s.
To access Systm One online you will need to contact the surgery and ask for a username & Password click on the ‘Order your prescription‘ box (green coloured tile box) on the home page.
If you have previously registered for Systm One online and forgotten your password, please click on the I’ve forgotten my password link.
From Monday 11th March 2019 Padgate Medical Centre in accordance with the NHS England national rollout will commence with submitting a prescription request for controlled drugs via our Electronic Prescribing System.
Repeat prescriptions require 48 hours to be processed. They can be ordered in several ways:
Please allow 48 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) before collecting the prescription.
You will be asked to see the doctor for a check-up and review of your medication from time to time.
All patients on Warfarin have to produce their yellow book before we can issue their prescription for Warfarin. This is following a government safety directive to ensure that patients are being monitored and receiving the appropriate medication. If you cannot produce your yellow book please speak to a receptionist for further instructions.
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.
Self-care medicines patients in Warrington
The medicines in phase two now join the medicines outlined in phase one’s consultation, meaning that unless there is an exceptional circumstance or a patient has a long-term condition patients will need to buy these medicines over the counter:
– Pain killers for minor aches and pains – Tonics, vitamins and health supplements
– Ear wax removers – Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes, gargles & toothpastes
– Indigestion remedies for occasional use – Creams for bruising, tattoos, and scars
– Hair removal creams – Moisturisers and bath additives for dry skin
– Sun creams – Foods and food supplements
– Pain relief cream/ointment for short-term – Oral antihistamines for hay fever
– Decongestant nasal sprays and tablets – Teething gels
– Vaginal moisturisers (eg. lubricant gels and creams) – Warts and verrucae paints
– Heparinoid gel/cream – Antiperspirants
– Antifungal treatments (for example for athletes foot) – Treatments for bites and stings
– Treatments for cold sores – Antibacterial eye drops
– Treatment for diarrhoea – Head lice treatments
– Treatments for infant colic – Creams/ointments for nappy rash
– Threadworm treatments – Vaginal thrush
– Haemorrhoids treatment – Cough preparations
– Eye care products (for example blepharitis wipes) – Probiotics
– Treatments for mild acne – Dandruff and cradle cap treatments
– Baby milks (unless a clinical need for a specialist milk)