Greenbank Surgery, 274 Manchester Road, Warrington, Cheshire, WA1 3RBTel: 01925 631132
Warrington CCG Policy regarding over the counter medicines for schools and nurseries, please click below:
To avoid error and confusion, we cannot accept verbal requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone. All requests must be in writing and made in one of the following ways:
If you notice any error we would be grateful if you would let the reception staff know. If you want your prescription to be sent to you in the post, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Repeat prescriptions received before 12 noon will be ready for collection two business days later, after 16:30. All prescriptions are date-stamped when received.
Non-urgent medication that has been prescribed from a hospital or other organisation will be subject to the usual two business day processing time.
Whilst the vast majority of medication requests are of a non urgent nature we do provide same day urgent prescriptions for certain medications. These requests must be received before 2:30PM.
This service is strictly limited to the following medications/patient groups:
GTN spray, asthma/COPD medication, insulin and associated products, betablockers, warfarin, antiepileptics, long term antibiotics and steroids, any palliative patient's medications.
If you require your usual medication as an emergency and it is not possible to get a doctors prescription in time it may be possible to obtain a supply from the chemist. See the following nhs link for further information: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1011.aspx
Urgent prescription requests from the hospital should be provided by the hospital consultant/doctor and they are contracted to provide this.
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 and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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 2 working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
REQUESTS LEFT AFTER 12.OOPM WILL BE TREATED AS
BEING RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING DAY –
ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL BE DATE STAMPED WHEN RECEIVED