Seascale Health CentreTel: 019467 28101
Bootle SurgeryTel: 01229 718711
Have you tried the new MyGP app to order your medicines online from your phone. It’s even simpler than having to login the website each month.
You can download the MyGP app here and if you already have your account code and linkage key, then follow the set up screens, if not, please ask at Reception for nhs online credentials to register. If you already use Patient Access, here's where you find the codes.How to find your NHS online credentials in Patient Access
We’d like to encourage as many of you to switch to this system as possible as it makes ordering easier for you. If you have not yet online, please dont worry - you can still order at Dispensary or via the telephone order line.
The surgery have provided the following guideance for patients who are prescribed 'repeat medication'. Repeat Prescribing leaflet.
Both Seascale and Bootle Health Centres are able to dispense medications to patients. For Seascale the dispensary service is for patients who live more than one mile from the chemist.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday:
08.45am-1.00pm; then 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
Tuesday & Thursday:
08.45am-1.00pm; then 2.00pm to 6.00pm.
Thursday 4.00-6.00pm Closed until further notice
Seascale patients have been privileged to have had their repeat prescription requests turned around within 24 hours for a number of years. Along with a general increase in demand in general practice, we have an increased number of patients who are now on many more drugs and this has prompted us to review how we process our prescriptions. Currently at Seascale, we turnaround approx 1000 prescriptions each week and dispense almost 1500 items.
After a recent review of our system in June we have decided to move from a 24 hour to a 48 hour turnaround at Seascale, to bring this in line for both branch and main site. This decision is based on a number of factors including delivery from wholesalers and also considering all of the necessary checks to ensure safety and quality. We consulted patients via a patient survey during Jul-Sept 2013 and discussed this with our Patient group in Sept. The responses from the patient’s survey were positive to the change along with a few suggestions to improve the service further. We will continue to treat ‘acute’ requests as before but we will also produce an information leaflet to guide patients on how to reorder, along with the preferred timescales so that you do not run out of medication. You can continue to use our practice website www.seascalehc.co.uk to order as this is the easiest way for us to action your repeat prescription requests. Thank you for your understanding.
You can request these prescriptions in person at the dispensary, by leaving the request in the prescription box in the Seascale entrance or Bootle reception, by telephoning or by using the form on this website.
Cheryl McCracken is our dispensing and medicines manager and will also act as a dispenser. Please contact her on 019467 28101
We endeavour to have your medication ready for collection within 48 working hours of receiving your request. the table below shows the schedule for when orders are placed and when they will be ready for collection. Occaisionally, there might be a delay when wholesalers cannot deliver in time or if there is a problem with your request that we need a clinician to advise on.
Monday after 3pm
Tuesday after 2pm
Wednesday after 3pm
Thursday after 2pm
Friday after 3pm
After 4pm on Friday and before 4pm on Monday
After 4pm on Monday and before 4pm on Tuesday
After 4pm on Tuesday and before 4pm on Wednesday
After 4pm on Wednesday and before 4pm on Thursday
After 4pm on Thursday and before 4pm on Friday
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 2018, the charges are:
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 12 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.40, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
From 1st Feb 2017, the charges are:
TRAVEL MEDICATION PRICES
February 2017 VAT @ 20%
PRICE TO PATIENT
(including prescription charge of £12.00)
If more than one drug is prescribed on the same day then only 1x £12.00 prescription charge is applicable
If patients choose not to collect their travel medication from the dispensary then a charge of £12.00 (no vat on script charge) is payable for the prescription.
QUANTITY IN BOX
(Proguanil + Atovaquone)
(Proguanil + Chloroquine)
** Occasionally due to wholesale and supply difficulties, these prices may be subject to change at short notice. We will advise you when you order if this is the case
Cradle to the Grave was a Museum exhibition to explore our approach to health in Britain today. The piece incorporates a lifetime supply of prescribed drugs knitted into two lengths of fabric, illustrating the medical stories of one woman and one man. Each length of fabric contains over 14,000 drugs, the estimated average prescribed to every person in Britain in their lifetime. This does not include pills we might buy over the counter, which would require about 40,000 pills each.
At Seascale and Bootle, we want to make sure that patients get the treatment they need to promote good health and treat illness, without introducing any unnecessary risks for patients or wasting resources. Please send us your suggestions
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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