Woodbank Surgery2 Hunstanton DriveBrandlesholme, BuryLancashire, BL8 1EGTel: 0161 705 1630
PATIENT NOTICEAs from the 1st August 2018 Woodbank Surgery will now be
Closing at 18:30 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
We are still open to fulfill our contractual obligations with Extended Hours on a Tuesday evening from 18:30 to 20:00
If you have already registered for this new on-line service please click on the link below:
Book or cancel appointments or request your repeat prescription on-line
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a number of ways.
The vast majority of prescriptions are now sent to pharmacies directly through the Electronic Prescription Service, and all local pharmacies are able to receive prescriptions in this way. This service is faster, more efficient and more secure than processing paper prescriptions.
The NHS now has an official system for nominating the pharmacy that receives your prescriptions. For the great majority of people with repeat prescriptions, this has already been set up, after discussion with you, by the pharmcies or the practice but it can be changed by you at any time.
Please check with your pharmacy if you are unsure whether a nomination has been set up for you. Unfortunately, we are not currently able to show your nominated pharmacy on the website or to set it from a request made on-line. Prescriptions for patients without a nomination set will need to be collected from our reception.
To ensure accuracy please use the counterfoil provided when requesting repeat medication. If you do not have a counterfoil please quote the name, strength and dosage of all medication you require.
Patients on repeat medication will need to see a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications, we would encourage patients to book this appointment in their birthday month for ease of remembering, in addition a reminder notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and collect after 16:00. Please also remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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