Order a prescription

The practice provides a repeat prescribing service for authorised medication.
We prefer these to be ordered using the list attached to your previous prescription.

PLEASE NOTE NEITHER SURGERY ACCEPTS REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE TELEPHONE

You can fax your requests to Balsall Common on 01676 292005 or Meriden 01676 523865.

You can now order your repeat medication on-line.  To do this you will need to be allocated a Username and Password by the Practice.  If you wish to use on-line services please contact Joanne Hope or Jane Naylor on 01676 935000

You may place your handwritten request into the relevant Prescription Request box, ensuring that all medication details are correct

2 FULL WORKING DAYS NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR REQUESTS/QUERIES

IF YOU GIVE YOUR PRESCRIPTION REQUEST/QUERY TO THE PRACTICE AFTER 10AM THE REQUEST WILL NOT BEGIN THE PROCESS UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY

You can email your request to bcm.prescriptionrequest@nhs.net stating the following

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Medication Required
  • State which Pharmacy to send to or Collect from Surgery

 2 FULL WORKING DAYS NOTICE IS REQUIRED FOR COLLECTION.

Please note the review date as it is advisable for you to see a doctor from time to time to review your medication.

All patients are required to undertake a medication review annually if receiving repeat prescriptions. An appointment should be made solely for this purpose.

IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ALL PATIENTS TO CHECK THAT PRESCRIPTIONS COLLECTED (EITHER FROM THE CHEMIST OR THE SURGERY) DETAIL THE MEDICATION ORIGINALLY REQUESTED. REFUNDS WILL NOT BE GIVEN BY THE PRACTICE FOR MEDICATION DISPENSED BUT NOT REQUIRED.

PRESCRIPTION COLLECTION SERVICE

If you take medication on repeat prescription, you may wish to take advantage of a free service offered by your local pharmacies. They will offer to collect prescriptions from the surgery and have the medication ready for collection at an agreed time at their premises.

If you wish to take advantage of this service you can find out which pharmacies participate by phoning your usual pharmacist or asking at the surgery reception.

Some local Pharmacies do offfer a delivery service - please contact your preferred Pharmacy to make these arrangements. 

Prescription charges

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. Patients who have certain health related conditions will be entitled to free prescriptions - please ask at the dispensary for further information.

There is further information about prescription exemptions, fees and PPCs available on the NHS website. Alternatively, the dispensing technicians will be able to help you with general enquiries regarding PPCs.

 

Balsall Common Surgery - Balsall Common Health Centre, 1 Ashley Drive, Balsall Common, Coventry, West Midlands, CV7 7RW
Meriden Surgery - Old School House, 200 Main Road, Meriden, CV7 7NG
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