Requests for repeat prescriptions must be in writing (unless you are housebound), this reduces the possibility of mistakes and ensures we are able to keep your records accurate.
- Use our website; you will need to obtain a password from reception to start, (online orders are withheld if your medication is due for review-please call the surgery for assistance if this occurs)
- Email us at email@example.com with your name, dob & the items you require
- Send a stamped addressed envelope to us, we will post your prescription back to you, please allow a few extra days for the post to reach you.
- Ask your usual pharmacy about their delivery service.
- Register with an online pharmacy delivery service.
- Order Your Repeat Prescription Online
If you're prescribed a medicine to treat a long-term condition for the first time, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS).
Across Warrington, GP's and other health professionals will no longer routinely prescribe medications for short term minor health problems.
NHS Warrington CCG undertook a formal public consultation on these proposals which received overwhelming support. On average 87% of people agree that, unless there are exceptional circumstances, patients will be expected to buy the medicines listed below themselves over-the-counter at a local pharmacy or supermarket.
- Pain killers for minor aches and pains - Hair removal creams
- Tonics, health supplements and vitamin - Moisturisers and bath additives for dry skin
- Earwax removers - Creams for bruising, tattoos and scars
- Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes, gargles & toothpastes
- Sun cream (unless diagnosed photosensitivity as a result of genetic disorders
- Food and food supplements (except on the use advice of a dietician)
- Indigestion remedies for occasional use
NHS Warrington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) spends approximately £1 million per year on prescribing these medicines.
This money could be better spent on treating more serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Many of these products are readily available, along with advice, from local pharmacies. Some are also available from local shops and supermarkets.
For further information please contact www.warringtonccg.nhs.uk