Fields New Road PCC, Chadderton, Oldham, OL9 8NHTel: 0161 785 9240
If you’re a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use Patient Access you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
To use the NHS App you must be a patient at our practice and have an Apple or Android smartphone or tablet.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
A large number of people need to take regular medication for chronic or life long conditions. Once these conditions are recognised and appropriate treatment started, there is often no need to attend surgery just to have a prescription made out. Once the doctor has decided that this applies to you they will enter details of the medication into the computer system and you may then request a repeat prescription, usually at intervals of 28 days.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in one of the following ways:
Your name, date of birth and full name of medication required must be included on all orders
Repeat prescriptions will be ready for collection after 48 hours (2 working days) from the time of receipt.
Please note from 31st December 2012 we will no longer accept requests for repeat prescriptions from pharmacies.
This is in response to the fact that thousands of Oldham patients are putting their health at risk and it’s costing the NHS locally up to 3 million pounds every year.
Around one in 12 people in the borough have received prescription medicines they either don’t need or don’t use!
COLLECTION OF PRESCRIPTIONS
Please try to avoid busy times when collecting your prescription.
In return for the convenience of being able to get a repeat prescription each month without having to make an appointment to see the doctor, we do expect that patients understand the importance of full medical review and/or examination and therefore will attend for regular follow-up and review of the effectiveness of your treatment, when requested to do so.
Failure to attend for review may mean that prescriptions will not be issued.
Patients whose condition is stable will usually need to be seen as follows:
Please note: All the above may be varied according to state of individual health.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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