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Extended Access – Local GP practices working together to offer more convenient appointment times for patients

As from 1st October, 2018, we will be part of a network of practices (known as ‘hubs’) in Shropshire, working together to offer patients ‘Extended Access’ to pre-bookable appointments - in the evenings, at the weekend and during bank holidays.

For more information on Extended Hours click here

Repeat Prescriptionsmulticolour_pills

When a repeat prescription is issued you will receive a repeat prescription form containing all your repeat medicines.

Repeat scripts can be obtained in several ways

  • Dispensing - Medicines can be dispensed in the Dorrington surgery to people who live more than one mile from a pharmacy (i.e. those people who live outside Bayston Hill). Please take your repeat slip to the Dorrington surgery during the Dorrrington surgery opening times and the medicines will be dispensed 48 hours later.
  • By returning the repeat prescription form to the surgery (Bayston Hill) in person or by post, or faxing a request to 01743 873696. The completed prescriptions are sent to Rowlands pharmacy and the prescriptions made up, but please note that 48 hours notice is required so the medicines can be prepared. If you wish to pick your prescription up directly and go to another pharmacy please let us know and if you would like us to post your prescription please provide a stamped addressed envelope.
  • If you are registered with emis access you can request repeat prescriptions over the internet via the link at the top of this page. Requests sent by this method will be available at Rowlands pharmacy 48 hours after being processed. To register with emis access a registration form will need to be filled in at the practice, for which you will need to bring some form of identification such as a driving license or passport. You will then be issued with a PIN number to be able to book online.

Please note we are unable to accept prescription requests over the telephone as it increases the risk of error .

28 Day Prescribing

Due to the increased chance of drug wastage and mistakes when taking medicines the medicines management team at Shrewsbury Clinical Commissioning Group have advised us to adopt a 28 day prescribing pattern. This means that all repeats except the oral contraceptive pill have to be given in a 28 day interval.

Medication Reviews

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.

 
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