A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION?
Patients who are on regular treatment
may request a repeat prescription by telephoning 01764 655510, calling at the
Medical Centre and completing a request form, or by letter enclosing a stamped
addressed envelope for reply. Two months' supply is the usual amount prescribed
and the doctor will wish to see you periodically to monitor your treatment. Patients
should expect to see the doctor personally at least once every six months. If
you are unable to collect your prescription your chemist may be prepared to deliver
it to you.
We require 48 hours' notice for repeat prescriptions which will then normally
be ready for collection after 2.00pm. Requests placed on Fridays may not be ready
until Tuesday afternoon. There is no facility for repeat prescriptions to be ordered
or collected on Saturdays or Public Holidays so please ensure you order them in
plenty of time to save upset and disappointment all round.
Please note that prescriptions can only be collected by someone over the age of
OBTAIN A SICK CERTIFICATE?
The patient is responsible for self-certification
for the first seven days of an illness using form SC2 that can be obtained from
one's own employer. Thereafter, if appropriate, NHS certificates will be issued
as part of a consultation. Please
note that certificates will not be issued for illnesses of less than seven days'
duration as there is no requirement for this.