Does your pharmacy order your repeat medication for you?
If your pharmacy, online pharmacy or medical equipment supplier orders your repeat medication for you, they wont be able to do this from 1st February 2018.
Why is this changing?
Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group recently undertook a survey across Calderdale. The survey results showed that 77% of patients asked were in favour of people ordering their own repeat prescriptions directly from their doctors surgery.
By changing the way repeat prescriptions are ordered, they hope to:
- Prevent waste through medicines being over ordered
- Reduce spend on unwanted medicines
- Prevent stockpiling medicines
- Put you in control of your own medicines
What is not changing?
If you already order your medication directly from the surgery this won’t change. You do not need to do anything.
If your pharmacy collects your prescriptions from the practice, they will still do so. If your pharmacy delivers your medications and items they will also still continue to do so.
What do you need to do?
Order your medication from the practice when you have 7 days of medication left. There are different ways of ordering your medication:
- Order online using a smartphone app or computer. If you do not currently have this service, please contact reception who will be able to set this up for you – you will need photographic identification and proof of address to register for this service.
- Drop off your request in person, or send it through the post.
The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.
77% of our patients would recommend this practice to their friends and family.
The link below will take you to the NHS Choices page which publishes the data for each practice.
Our annual flu campaign is well under way and we have vaccinated over 1400 patients. If you have still not been vaccinated and are in one of the ‘at risk’ groups please contact reception to book in.
Please click on the link below to find out more about flu vaccinations
The practice will be closed for essential staff training on Tuesday 13th February 2018. Should you require medical assistance during this time, please telephone 01422 330860. The practice will re open at 0800 on Wednesday 14th January (0700 for pre-booked appointments only)
Following our CQC inspection visit on 23rd March 2015 we received an overall rating of Good.
We would like to thank all our patients, staff and Patient Reference Group members for all their hard work and support. The dedication and commitment we received from all those involved in service delivery has enabled the Practice to obtain this high standard. We will continue to maintain and develop this with continued input from all.
The full report is attached for you to download and read.
CQC Final Report 29 05 15
Please click on this link to download our latest report:
Patient Participation Report 2016
If you have any problems with this link please contact the practice and we will be happy to email or post a copy to you.
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