Ramsbottom Group Practice

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Repeat prescriptions

New users are required to register for online services. This system enables you to see a copy of the current repeat medication that has been authorised for you by the doctor and for which you have not yet used the quota of issues before the doctor needs to review your medication.

To register for online services for prescription ordering please come into the practice with photo ID and fill out a quick registration form.

Once you have brought photo ID into the practice a letter will be generated. Once you’ve got your letter, simply follow this link to access our guide: How to Complete your Registration (Patient Guide).

Remember that there is no need to register more than once, registering online will include access to online appointments.

Patients are advised that in order to activate and access your Repeat Prescriptions online, photographic proof of identification will need to be presented in person at your GP Practice.

Should you experience any problems please follow this link to access the FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions – For Patients.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, Pharmacist or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

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.

NHS charges

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

Prescription (per item): £9.15
12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
3-month PPC: £29.65
If you will have to pay for three or more prescription items in three months, or more than 12 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

Telephone advice and order line: 0845 850 0030
General Public – follow this link to buy a PPC online.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

Please allow 48 working hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

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