97 High StreetPrestwoodBucks, HP16 9EUTel: 01494 890900
Power Cut - RESOLVED
We would like to alert patients that our power is now back up and running and we are trying to get back to business as usual as quick as possible, please do continue to bear with us.
We would like to thank our patients for your patience and understanding during this disruptive period.
Many thanks, Dr Mallard-Smith and Partners
Public Health Alert
The repeat prescription system is computerised and easy to use.
We do not accept phone requests for repeat medication – this helps prevent mistakes.
The Prestwood Chemist is open from 09:00 to 18:00 Monday to Friday (closed 13:00 to 14:15) and 09:00 to 16:30 on Saturday. It can be found on the High Street in Prestwood centre.
Some chemists are open in Amersham, High Wycombe and Chesham until late in the evening. Please see local press for details of chemist opening hours.
Electronic Prescription Service
We have moved over to electronic prescribing which means that we now have the ablity to send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. Please notifiy the Surgery of your nominated pharmacy in order for your prescription to be sent in this way.
If you would like to order prescriptions and appointments online please complete the form in the link below and bring along to the surgery with appropriate identification to allow us to process your request.
Online appointments and Prescription ordering application form.
Patients on repeat medication will have their medication reviewed at least once a year either opportunistically, during issuing of medication initiated via request by the patient or at chronic disease management annual reviews. If the GP wishes to see you regarding your medications you may be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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 allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
NHS England shared information about reducing the prescribing of medicines or treatments that can be bought over the counter.
The information says that stopping the routine prescribing of these medicines will save the NHS around £100 million.
In Buckinghamshire, we spent over £1.5 million in 2017/18 on prescriptions that could have been bought over the counter.
So, we are the reducing the amount we spend on around 35 different medicines and treatments for minor conditions and ilnesses.
These usually sort themselves out without any treatment or by treatments that can be bought over the counter.
We want to free up resources so we can spend them in other areas.
We are asking you to buy the following items yourself. They can be bought quite cheaply from a pharmacy or supermarket:
You will still be prescribed these medicines if you:
Speak to your pharmacist for advice on treating minor problems e.g. coughs and colds, mild eczema and athlete’s foot. They will always tell you if you need to see a doctor.
Patients who need these drugs in regular quantities can continue to get them on prescription.
If you visit your GP who then recommends you buy the treatment, please remember they are following national guidance.
NHS choices has lots of information and advice on treating minor health problems with self-care
Find out more about the conditions for which over the counter medicines will no longer be prescribed at:
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