Harborough Field Surgery160 Newton RoadRushdenNorthants, NN10 0GPTel: (01933) 354200
Your doctor will inform you if your medication can be obtained through the repeat prescription process. Please note that we review the care of all our patients who receive their medication by repeat prescription at least annually. This is not only good clinical practice but is a requirement under our contract with the NHS. Your review date is printed on your request slip.
You are now able to order your repeat medication on-line, direct to the practice over an encrypted, secure link. Please allow a maximum of 48 hours before you collect the prescription.
Please register at reception or complete the application form and send it to the surgery.
Click here to order your repeat prescription online
Always use the request slip printed on the right hand side of your repeat prescription. Just tick the items you need and either post or fax it to the surgery or put it in the box by our entrance. (If you enclose an s.a.e. the prescription will be posted to you).
Most local pharmacies will collect your prescription from us and deliver your medicines to you.
We are now using Electronic Prescribing in the practice. More information on this service can be accessed through the website below:
EPS - patient leaflet
There will be a Review Date printed at the bottom of your re-order slip. If you receive a pink slip from the GP please ensure that the instructions are followed and if an appointment is required this can be made in the next available slot. Providing an appointment has been made we will continue to issue your prescription requests. If your medication review is cancelled our staff are not authorised to issue repeat medication passed this date.
If you are housebound, then please ask the receptionist to arrange for your doctor or District Nurse to visit you for this review consultation.
Telephone requests for prescriptions cannot be accepted.
Please note that we do not accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone as this is open to error and considered to be a high clinical risk.
Your prescription will be available for you to pick up after 2 working days
If you no longer need a medication - please advise us as soon as possible, and do not order it. If you look after the medication of a relative, please check they do not over-order or hoard. This can be risky and is a known waste of scarce NHS resource. If you are on long term repeat medication, you may find this is changed to a different brand. This is infrequent, but perfectly normal, and is undertaken where appropriate to ensure best use of NHS resources. You will be advised of any such change.
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.
From 1 April 2019, the charges are:
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 £9.35, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £30.25 and a 12 month PPC £108.10.
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.