Change on Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has confirmed a change relating to NHS prescribing of a range of medicines, vitamins and minerals that are available to buy over the counter from pharmacies and supermarkets.
This follows a national consultation and subsequent NHS England guidance that recommends that over the counter medicines associated with a number of minor, short term conditions, which either get better by themselves or can be self-treated by the individual, should no longer be routinely prescribed by GP surgeries.
It includes medicines for coughs, colds, infrequent cold sores of the lip, mild to moderate hayfever, mild cystitis, nappy rash, warts and verrucas, earwax and head lice.
Find out more using our short video explaining why we are making these changes.
How to Order
You can request a repeat prescription by handing in a request slip.
If you order early, we may not be able to process your prescription. If there is a problem with your request, we will contact you to explain this. You can do this;
- Use our Online Service by visiting systmonline*
- By post
- By fax to 01453 821427.
- Call the practice on 01453 822047 between 10:00 and 15:30. Order any medication you have on a repeat basis up to seven days before it is next due.
- Alternatively you can request a repeat prescription by filling out our online form.
*You must be registered in order to access this service, please see the Online Services section for full details.
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How Long Does It Take?
Whichever method you use to request your repeat prescription, we require two working days in order to prepare it. If you have run out of an urgent medication and cannot wait this long you should contact the practice to discuss your requirements.
Where to Collect Your Prescription?
Unless you inform us otherwise, your prescription will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy. You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time by contacting the practice.
If you would prefer to collect a printed prescription, you should state this at the time of your request.
Alternatively, if you want the prescription posted back to you, please send a stamped addressed envelope.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.