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Please note that the surgery will be closed from 12.30 -6.30 pm on Thursday 4th April 2019. Rushall Medical Centre (excluding the branch site at Pelsall Village Centre) will re-open for a short period of time from 6.30 - 7.00 pm. If you need to see a doctor during these times please contact Waldoc on 01922 501999.
You will now have to order your prescriptions online. If you are uncertain how to get online access please contact the practice and you will be given advice over the phone. The other method for you to order your prescriptions is via your Pharmacy and they will do this on your behalf. Please do not ring the practice to order your repeat prescriptions.
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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Walsall CCG Medicines Management Team, Practice Based Pharmacists and other NHS pharmacy teams will be supporting GP practices to conduct medication reviews, clinical audits, medicine safety and medicines optimisation initiatives for patient care. Should you NOT wish your medical records to be used in this way please contact a member of staff at any time.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
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.
Rushall Medical Centre have recently adapted the guidelines produced by Walsall CCG on prescribing Vitamin D for daily supplementation.
The Department of Health recommends vitamin D supplementation in certain high risk adult groups in order to prevent Vitamin D deficiency.
This does not affect GP prescribing of high-dose Vitamin D preparations that are not available over the counter.
Rushall Medical Centre Surgery will be working in line with the above guidance to promote self-care and will try to reduce the prescribing of these medicines.
For any questions or concerns about this guidance please get in touch with us.
Rushall Medical Centre have recently adapted the guidelines produced by Walsall CCG which aims to restrict the prescribing of Paracetamol and Ibuprofen products for short term use that can be bought at a reasonable cost over the counter. If this guideline is followed it will result in:
Funding of medicines available to purchase to treat self-limiting conditions and minor ailments and self-care is a personal responsibility.
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