Guardian Street, Warrington, Cheshire, WA5 1UDTel: 01925 650226
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Patients who use this service will need to register for the SystmOnline service (registration forms below) and attend the practice with 1 x proof of ID (Photo identification)
Click here to read the Patient online access information leaflet.
Click here to view the Online Services registration form - this will need to be completed and brought to the Practice with 1 x Photo Identification.
Are you taking gabapentin or pregabalin (brand names include lyrica, alzain Neurontin)
The changes outlined below come into affect from April 2019. These changes follow a government consultation because of concerns around misuse and will mean that these drugs become Controlled Drugs (CDs)
What does this mean to you:
We are able to take prescription requests in a number of ways:
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.
Please see the NHS website for current prescription charges.
If you will have to 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.
The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £28.25 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
This service will mean that your GP will be able to send your prescription electronically to the Pharmacy you choose to get your medication from – without the need for paper in most cases. The Electronic Prescription Service is reliable, secure and confidential.
If you would like to use the Electronic Prescription Service:
Please allow 48 hours for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Your prescriptions will available for collection after 3pm.
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has undertaken a formal 90 day consultation on the medicines prescribed for short term minor health problems.
It has been agreed that from Monday 18th January 2016, unless there are exceptional circumstances, these medicines will no longer routinely be prescribed by your GP and you will be expected to buy these for yourselves. If you have been prescribed any of these items for a Long Term Condition this will continue.
The following medications can be purchased from pharmacies or your local supermarket:
Why these medications will not be prescribed?
NHS Warrington CCG spends approximately £1 million a year on prescribing these medications. This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Many of these products are readily available, along with advice from local pharmacies. Some are also available from local shops and supermarkets.
As well as the medicines outlined above, make sure you keep a well-prepared first aid kit. This can help treat minor cuts, sprains and bruises and reduce the risk of cuts becoming infected.
It should contain the following items:
By keeping a selection of essential medications at home you can treat common conditions in a timely manner & avoid unnecessary trips to see your GP.
Please store medicines in a safe place, out of the reach of children and always check the expiry date of medicines before use.
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