Studholme Medical Centre50 Church RoadAshfordMiddlesex, TW15 2TUTel: 01784 420 700
Please allow 72 working hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Do not leave this to the last minute especially when going on holiday.
If you need medication regularly you should receive a repeat prescription form attached to your prescription. Please bring or send the form to us indicating what you need.
Postal requests need a SAE for posting back.
Please note prescription requests cannot be taken over the telephone.
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 or may be asked to attend the practice for a blood test. Failure to do so my mean that medications have to be removed from your prescription.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
If travelling abroad for more than 3 months you need to obtain your medication in the country of your destination. Additionally, if you need medical advice, then please register with a local doctor in your country of destination as we cannot give advice to overseas patients. For more information please see the link below:
If you need to request a renewal prescription early before its expiry date then please can you explain the reasons as to why this is required. This is to reduce rejection rates.
For example a 2 monthly prescription will have a cut off rejection time of 3 wks..ie if you ask for a renewal before 3 wks of the date when the prescription is due then your request is automatically rejected.
You are free to have your medication dispensed by a pharmacy of your choice. Please click on the link below to view a NHS poster detailing what to do if undue pressure is being placed upon you to use a certain pharmacy which is not of you choosing.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) – Nominate a Pharmacy
To Nominate a Pharmacy Form Click Here: Nominate a Pharmacy Form.pdf
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
EPS is an electronic prescription service where by the patient nomination their chosen pharmacy so their prescription can be sent directly to the pharmacy without the need to obtain a paper copy from the GP practice.
The system can work very well and is liked by several patients however some points to bear in mind are:
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 click here for more details Free Prescriptions.pdf
We will ONLY replace a private script with an NHS script providing an appropriate letter from the private consultant is supplied with the prescription. The letter will need to clearly detail the indication for starting the medication advised by the private consultant. Failure to provide this will result in a delay in issuing you an NHS prescription.
The decision to replace a private prescription with an NHS prescription remains with the patient’s GP under our local prescribing policies. Therefore if the indication to start a private medication falls outside of our local prescribing policies then the prescription will either be changed in accordance to good local evidence based prescribing or not be issued (it will remain a private prescription).
Your GP is not obliged to replace Private prescriptions with an NHS prescriptions if he/ she deems that it is not appropriate. Your private script can be used at any pharmacy but will encounter an appropriate drug charge.
Please allow up to 72hrs from the time of request to pick for all such prescriptions. The cost for a private prescription is £20.
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