This Easter Bank Holiday find out which pharmacy is open near you — so you can get the medicines and advice you need.
Partients on long-term regular medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
All you need to do is ask at reception - they will provide you with your login details and instructions on how to create your account.
Once you have set up your SystmOnline account, you can order repeat prescriptions. Simply click Order Repeat Medication and enter your login details. You can then order the items you need from your current medication list, like you would on your paper copy.
- If the item you require does not appear on your repeat medication list, please send an e-mail listing your requirements to our prescribing co-ordinators at d-ccg.PrescriptionBrannam@nhs.net
We are not able to take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.
Allow 72 hours if collecting from the chemist or 48 hours if collecting your prescription from reception.
Please note that we do not issue prescriptions that are ordered more than one week early. If you are going on holiday please note on your request how long you will be away for and we can send prescriptions to the chemist for your return.
The practice does not dispense but there is a Lloyds Pharmacy right next door and a number of others nearby.
Our Prescribing co-ordinators, are available for enquiries only on 01271 314222 09.30 - 16.00.
We offer a batch prescription service to all patients on stable regular medication. This service allows you to order your medication in advance and ensures it is ready for when you need it.
How it works:
- Complete a simple form and take it to your pharmacy
- The pharmacy allocated handles all of your prescriptions. When you are running low just let the pharmacy know and they will make up your next batch of medication for you.
- The batch prescribing service lasts for one year. If your medication changes we can start it again when your new medication becomes stable.
If you would like to join our Batch Prescribing Service please speak to one of the receptionists or your doctor.
The NHS App
We also recommend that patients self-register for the NHS App online (which connects to practice online services), where you can see your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to. Please click the link for more details NHS App.
Below is a short video all about NHS login:
Over The Counter Medication
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community. The team of health professionals at your local pharmacy can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they’ll ensure you get the care you need. Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.
Please click here for more information on over the counter medicines.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or clinical pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Brannam Medical Centre Prescription update during the pandemic
- Unfortunately we are not able to offer a delivery service for medication. If you are in receipt of the Vulnerable Patient letter from the NHS, please follow the instructions in the letter. The advice is still to ask a friend, relative or neighbour to collect if for you.
- If you have requested a prescription from us, please be assured that we will get it done and sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy. Our phone lines are extremely busy at the moment so please avoid calling us to simply see if your prescription has been processed.
- Please DO NOT stockpile medications. This can lead to shortage of items, making it difficult for pharmacies to obtain them. Order your medication at the normal time.
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