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COVID VACCINATIONS FOR HEALTH AND CARE WORKERS **ALERT UPDATE**



Please do not post or hand in Covid vaccination consent forms to the surgery, as we have now received a website link you can go to. This is to request a Covid vaccination if you are a health care worker or care assistant.


The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has decreed that all Health & Care workers should be among the first group of people to receive a Covid vaccination.


We have found that it is extremely difficult for us to identify all those of our patients who fit into this category but, if you have any queries regarding being a health worker or carer, please click on the link below and book an own appointment at St Richards:-


https://www.sussexhealthandcare.uk/.../suss.../workforcevax/



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Repeat Prescriptions

Your prescription will be issued together with a slip showing your medication. Please check that this record is correct.pre

When requesting a repeat prescription please bring or post this record to the surgery and indicate the items you need.

We now have a brand new repeat prescription box in the foyer area of both surgeries.

Please post your repeat prescriptions in this box of if you do not wish to enter the buildings due to the current pandemic, you may still use the letter box outside the front entrance or hand into your nominated pharmacy.

WE CAN NO LONGER TAKE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE PHONE.

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You can also request a repeat prescription using our online ordering service via the link at the top of this page. Unless already registered for this service, please contact either reception to request details of how to do this.

Register for the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS):

In line with NHS directions, we now prefer to supply electronic prescriptions that can be transmitted directly to your chosen pharmacy, once it has been digitally signed by a GP.

It will take up to 7 working days to process your repeat prescription, electronically send your prescription to your nominated pharmacy and for your pharmacy to make the prescription up for you for collection.

Please give them time

All electronic prescriptions are able to be tracked with a unique code.

If you haven't already done so, please let us know your nominated pharmacy - it can be local or, for example, near to where you may work.

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PRESCRIPTIONS

If you would like your prescription posted to you please send us an S.A.E. (STAMPED ADDRESS ENVELOPE)

Some of the local pharmacists have made arrangements to collect prescriptions from the surgery. Details of this service can be obtained from the receptionist.

COVID UPDATE:

Any patient who usually collects there paper FP10 prescriptions from us, will temporarily not be able to do this, due to the current pandemic.

Instead, we will be passing these prescriptions on to the closest pharmacy to the surgery or to the alternate pharmacy the patient requests.

(Yapton surgery- Yapton Pharmacy and Middleton Surgery- Lloyds Pharmacy) 

Please do not order more than you need. For most medicines, the Practice policy is to issue 28 days' of medication at a time. This reduces medicine wastage.

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Medication Reviews

Please read the side of your prescription - a reminder for a medication review will sometimes be printed on your repeat prescription section. Your medication will not be renewed until you have had an appointment with your doctor.

Please remember to make the appointment before your medication runs out.

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Medication Changes

If you have recently had your medication changed by the hospital, your records may not be updated immediately as a discharge letter (containing details of medication changes) can take several days to arrive at the surgery. 

Please contact reception to confirm any new medication that has been added at the time of your discharge - as well as the old medicine that you are no longer taking (so we can remove it where appropriate).

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updated 17/06/2020

 
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