Please note: During the current pandemic, prescription requests are being taken over the phone. Please ensure you have a pharmacy nominated for your medication to be sent to electronically.
If you are on regular medication, a doctor may authorise you to have a computerised repeat prescription slip. If you have one, simply tick the medication required and post it in the prescription request box next to reception or in the post box next to the entrance door.
Online prescriptions can also be ordered via Patient Access (Via the link at the top of this page) or the NHS app, but you will need to complete a form to get your log in details. Please ask at reception for further information.
You can also email us your medication requests at REDCCG.email@example.com . Please note that this inbox is manned until 15:00 daily, Monday – Friday. Anything received after that time will be actioned the next working day.
Please note; Prescription requests received after 4pm will not be dealt with until the next working day.
Please allow 48 working hours (Monday to Friday) and remember to request your prescription early for Public Holidays. Please note: changes/additions/queries may result in a prescription not being ready within 48 working hours.
If you request a repeat prescription by post and require it to be posted back to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information about electronic prescribing services.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
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Medicines Waste Campaign
Making sure medicines are prescribed and used effectively is a key priority for Redbridge CCG – it has a dedicated medicines management team working closely with pharmacies and health practitioners to ensure patients get the right medication for their needs.
Redbridge CCG has launched a campaign aimed at reducing unnecessary medicines waste across the area.
Wasted medicines cost the NHS in London an estimated £39.4 million every year. People may also be putting their health at risk by not taking their medicine as intended.
Posters and leaflets will be displayed in pharmacies and GP practices to raise awareness of medicine waste among people. The campaign encourages patients to have regular reviews of their medicines and to discuss any issues they may have with their medication with their GP, nurse or pharmacist.
The campaign, launched by Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG),calls upon patients and carers to:
- Only order what they need
- Return their unwanted medicines to their pharmacy for safe disposal
- Take their medicines with them when they go into hospital
It is estimated that at any one time £90 million worth of unused prescription medicines are being retained in individual’s homes across the UK. With a few simple considerations, patients could help save the NHS millions each year.
As an example, each £1 million saved through better medicines management could be spent on:
- 150 more hip replacements OR
- 106 more heart by-pass operations OR
- 1064 cataract operations OR
- 21 more community nurses OR
- 136 more knee replacements