Yardley Green Medical Centre

Yardley Green Medical Centre

77 Yardley Green Road, Birmingham, B9 5PU

Current time is 16:41 - We're open

NHS

Telephone: 0121 773 3737

Fax: 0121 772 2392

yardleygreen.appointments@nhs.net

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

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From 10th of September 2020, patients will not be able to place repeat or any prescription requests via telephone. This process is kept in place to ensure that there is audit trail of patient requests for the medications. 

Also we request all our patients to call for any prescription related queries only after 11:00AM everyday. Any calls received before 11:00AM for prescriptions related queries will not be processed.

This process is put in place to ensure that appointments and prescription related work loads are properly managed. 

Patients can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • Hand in your tear off computer slip at reception clearly indicating which medications you require. You should have your computer tear off slip at hand.
  • By post sending a stamped addressed envelope (allow at least 1 week).
  • We now have the facility for you to request your repeat medication online via the link on the right hand side. If you wish to register for this service please come to reception and complete the Online Service form.
  • Ask your pharmacy to place a request on your behalf.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Prescriptions ordered before 12:00 will be ready for collection after 12:00 two days later. 

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)

Electronic prescribing enables prescribers, such as GP’s and Nurse Practitioners, to send prescriptions electronically to a dispenser (such as a pharmacy) of the patient’s choice. This makes the prescribing and dispensing process more efficient and convenient for patients and staff.

Please contact a pharmacy of your choice and ask to “nominate” them for receipt of your Electronic Prescriptions Service (EPS). Thereafter, you should order your medication directly from your Pharmacy (there is no need to contact us). We will process your request within 2 working days of receipt. The prescription will go directly to your pharmacy via an electronic link. They will dispense your medication and you then collect your order directly from them, completely bypassing your GP surgery. This new system is more secure, will save patient’s time and avoid unnecessary trips to the surgery.

You can find out more about EPS here: http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/patients

Repeat prescriptions take 48 hours (2 working days) from receipt to process. Some chemists offer a collection and delivery service. If you would like a chemist to collect, dispense and deliver your prescription this will take longer. Please contact the pharmacy of your choice for further details about dispensing and delivery timescales.

Please help us to reduce NHS waste by only ordering the medication you require.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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