Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

 

The preferred method of repeat prescription request is Patient Access or the NHS App, an online service. For details of how to register, see the section below. 

You can also request your repeat prescription requests by the following methods:

  • call your nominated chemist if your repeat prescription is set up through the NHS App
  • request using form on your previous prescription  

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

For patient safety reasons you are unable to order your repeat prescription over the phone. 

Register for Patient Access

Patient Access allows you to request repeat prescriptions online.

To register, collect a form from the surgery reception. We require 2 forms of ID, one of which should be photo ID.

Once registered you will be able to:

  • Request and track a repeat prescription
  • Send a message with your request
  • Read information about your medication
  • View your medication history

The practice does not store your password or security questions for Patient Access. If you need to reset these, please click 'Help' on the Patient Access homepage.

The NHS App

The NHS App lets you book GP appointments, order repeat prescriptions and access a range of other healthcare services. For this app, you do not need to come into the practice with ID.

For more information please click on https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/nhs-app/

The NHS App is free to download from Apple Store or Google Play.

The NHS App also contains the NHS Covid Pass

Emergency Prescriptions

As of 1st November 2021 the emergency prescription process has changed.

Only medication listed on our list of emergency prescription drugs will be issued on the same day.

All other requests will have to be submitted via the usual repeat process. Please be aware only four days worth of emergency medication will be supplied – it is strongly advised to order your repeat alongside this request.

Emergency Prescription Process

Help with Prescription Fees

If you have a number of regular prescriptions, you may be able to reduce the cost through a Prescription Pre-Payment Certificate.

Information on this, prescription charges and exemptions is available on the NHS Website here.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

If you pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees, and how to purchase a PPC on the NHS website here.

Electronic Prescribing Service

This practice uses the electronic prescription service.

This means that, for most patients, we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come to the surgery.

To use this service, ask at reception for a registration form.

For more information, please click here.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor or nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.

When it is time for a review, a notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Needles (Sharps) Disposal

Where a person treats themselves in their home, it is their responsibility to dispose of any clinical waste in a responsible way. This should be by using a sharps bin and taking this to a disposal point. Sharps bins larger than 1 litre will not normally be accepted at participating disposal points.

Sharps bins are available on prescription from your doctor. Sharps bins are plastic containers designed for the safe disposal of hazardous waste. They can take needles, empty syringes, empty insulin cartridges and lancets. Some patients use ‘B-D safe clip' devices to remove the needle from the syringe. This does not need to be done if the needle and syringe are put straight into the sharps bin.

Where patients are prescribed sharps boxes by their GP, they can take the full boxes back to Spa Medical Practice for disposal as we are registered to accept waste. Other sharps disposal points are listed below. 

https://www.wychavon.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling/street-care-and-cleaning/disposal-of-needles-and-syringes

Name

Address

Postcode

Tel no

Droitwich Pharmacy

53-61 Ombersley Street East, Droitwich

WR9 8RD

01905 771036

Corbett Pharmacy

36 Corbett Avenue, Droitwich

WR9 7BE

01905 795618

St Mary's Pharmacy

Farmers Way, Westlands, Droitwich

WR9 9EQ

01905 778109