Goldsworth Medical PracticeTel: 01483 767194
York HouseTel: 01483 767194
We are now operating an EPS system, which is an electronic prescribing scheme, for all our patients.
If you would like to use this type of service, please discuss it with your local Pharmacists, who can make the necessary arrangennts on your behalf.
Electronic Prescription Service
Patients on regular medication will require repeat prescriptions and for a safer and speedier service they have been computerised. Your doctor will have entered onto the computer what medications you are taking and each time a new prescription is printed a request form is generated at the same time.
For medico-legal reasons and to prevent errors all requests must be in writing and cannot be taken over the telephone. If you have problems with this please inform the receptionist.
We do have arrangements for prescription collection with some of the local pharmacies. When your prescription is due for review, please notify the receptionist.
We have also appointed a Pharmacist, Mr Ian Dunn, to support the practice in providing information and updates on medication for our patients.
People in the following categories are automatically exempt from prescription charges; children under 16, under 19 who are in full-time education, people over 60 years of age, pregnant women and women who have had a baby in the last 12 months, people getting DHSS benefits and people with specific medical conditions.
Some people are surprised that when they have an infection no antibiotic is prescribed by their doctor.Why are antibiotics prescribed for some infections and not others?Antibiotics are very useful for certain types of infections caused by bacteria.They may even be life saving for serious bacterial infections.However, most common infections are caused by viruses.
Many of the common infections of the nose, throat, ears and chest are due to viruses. Flu and flu-like illnesses are also caused by viruses.The body"s immune system is good at fighting off many types of virus infection in children and adults who are normally well.An antibiotic is not needed if a virus is causing an infection. This is because of the following:
Most virus infections clear without complications.If the illness appears to worsen after a few days or if you are worried about any new symptoms come back to see the doctor.
If you have undertaken an assessment under the private sector, then it would be expected that any precription given by that consultant should be obtained as a private prescription (as per NHS Surrey).
The reasons why your GP is unable to issue these medications include:
The practice will only switch a private presciption to NHS precription under exceptional circumstances.
If you have any further queries regarding this then please arrange a telephone consultation with your GP.
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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