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PRESCRIPTIONS
        REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS
Repeat prescriptions are those items that are listed on your medical record that the doctor has authorised may be repeated up to the number of times specified. Thereafter, the repeat prescription items may be re-authorised if appropriate. Items are in any case reviewed at least once per year even if you are under the care of a hospital

HOW TO ORDER YOUR REPEAT MEDICATION
Our prefered method for receiving repeat prescription requests is by use of the counterfoil attached to your last prescription. This ensures accuracy and clarity.  Simply tick clearly the item/s that you require and state whether you would like to collect the prescription from Winterton or Burton on Stather

In Person at Reception.
If you leave your repeat prescription request in person at reception, please allow 48 hours before collection.

IF YOU CANNOT GET TO THE SURGERY YOU CAN ORDER BY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING METHODS:

By Post Using the Repeat Counterfoil
By using the tear-off slip from your previous prescription, simply tick the items you again require. Allow 5 working days from sending. We cannot be responsible for any delay in requests reaching us. If you wish us to post the prescription back to you, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope.

By Telephone

Please ring
(01724) 732205 for collection at Winterton or
(01724) 720100 for collection at Burton upon Stather
* State your name
* State your date of birth
* The medication required


Request your prescriptions Online
You can now view and request your repeat prescriptions by logging on to a new service on the internet.
Manage your prescriptions quicky and easily wherever you are, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Ask dispensary staff for details and request your unique username and password.
Click the icon below:

                       Medication Reviews
If you are taking any tablets or inhalers or received any injections regularly, you will need to come and see us at least every year so that we can ensure your medication is suiting you and conduct any monitoring required.

It will depend on the type of medication you take as to how often you will need to come. You will not need to see a GP for your medication review, instead you should book with the clinical pharmacist for this review. Clinical Pharmacists are highly qualified medication experts. Please ask reception to book an appointment with the clinical pharmacist.

Please order your repeat prescriptions in good time- especially during holiday periods. Ideally, please order your prescription in the middle of the week - if possible.

See what your doctor can see with
Map of Medicine Healthguides
Winterton Medical Practice. Map of Medicine
Map of Medicine Healthguides shows you the ideal, evidence-based patient journey for common and important conditions. It is a high-level overview that can be shared by patients and healthcare providers. Click HERE to access the pages.
   Prescription Prepayment Certificates
If you have to pay for regular prescription items. It may be cheaper to buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate.
Click HERE to get full information from the NHS Business Services Authority,
                            MANAGED REPEATS

Do you struggle to remember to order your medication on time?   Are you due items at different times of the month? Do you collect items for friends and family members?

                 Let us take the stress out of it for you.

We can organise it so that you only have to visit us once every 28 days to collect all your items at once. Each time you collect your items, you order whatever you will need next month and leave the order form with us - no need to call back in with it or telephone. 

We will give you a date to come back which is convenient for you or you can have it delivered and then whole thing starts again. If you run out in-between donít worry you can still place an order and if you find you no longer need something just give it back to us when you collect.           Please speak to a dispenser for more details.
PLEASE REMEMBER:
We require a minimum of 48 working hours notice when ordering your repeat prescriptions or longer if possible.  Weekends and Bank Holidays are not counted as working days. 

At Bank Holidays and Christmas please allow a minimum of three working days.

MONDAYS are very busy - please order mid week when possible even if you are a little early.
If you live in Winterton your prescription will be dispensed by a pharmacist.  You can collect your paper prescription from the surgery and take it to the pharmacist of your choice.

Urgent Prescriptions:
If you do require anything urgently please either present your prescription to the dispensary or contact a member of staff at the surgery who will check if we have the item you require in stock.

                          OBTAINING MEDICINES

Out of Hours:
If you do need to have a prescription dispensed when the surgery is closed please check the local newspaper or telephone NHS111 for the duty pharmacy in Scunthorpe or Barton-upon-Humber.

Long-Term Repeat Prescription

If you are on regular medication that does not vary, you may be eligible to have a long term prescription issued. This means that you will not have to make repeated requests to the practice in the period for which the repeats are valid.

PRIVATE PRESCRIPTIONS
There may be a need for the doctor to issue you with a private prescription if the service you require is not covered by the NHS.  The practice can provide a dispensing service for these prescriptions (please enquire at either reception or dispensary). There will be a charge for these services
Recycle your inhalers at Winterton and Burton Dispensary.
Complete the Cycle is GSK's recycling and recovery scheme for all respiratory inhalers, and is the first of its kind. We aim to provide a convenient way for patients to recycle their inhalers, to help reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, and move towards a more environmentally sustainable approach to treating respiratory disease.
Why should I recycle my inhalers?
Approximately 73 million respiratory inhalers are used in the UK each year with at least 63% being placed in domestic bins after use which then end up in landfill.
Complete the Cycle is an easy and convenient way to recycle your inhalers and prevents the waste generated from their disposal from harming the environment. 

What happens to the inhalers?
The inhalers will be collected by a company called Movianto, as part of routine deliveries - so no extra miles are travelled in the administration of this scheme. The inhalers will be taken to a waste management company to be sorted for recycling or recovery. Recovery means using the non-recyclable inhaler waste as a fuel or other means to generate energy. They will recycle or recover every respiratory inhaler collected, including those manufactured by companies other than GSK.
You really can make a difference by returning your used inhalers to either of our dispensaries and participating in Complete the Cycle.

         ACUTE PRESCRIPTIONS
One-off prescriptions which are not regularly repeated are known as 'acute' prescriptions.

You can ask your chosen pharmacist for advice on minor ailments and if it is appropriate you may be able to buy medicines over the counter without having to see the doctor.

If you feel it is more appropriate to see the doctor, or if the pharmacist advices you to make a GP appointment, your doctor may prescribe, refer you to another health care professional - or may decide to offer no prescription at all.

If you are sure that your medical problem is minor, it may  the doctor may issue a prescription following a telephone request to our receptionist. In certain circumstances, he may telephone you for more information or invite you to attend the surgery for assessment,

If you telephone the surgery for an acute prescription our reception staff will need to know:

WHO is the prescription for?
[name, address,date of birth, phone number).
WHAT are the symptoms?
HOW LONG
have the symptoms been present?
ALLERGIES? Is the patient allergic to any medications?
MEDICATIONS Is the patient already taking any medication including homeopathic medication, or over the counter items?


HOW TO ORDER
YOUR ACUTE MEDICATION

You may order your acute medication by telephoning from 9am. We will try to have it ready later that day. Please order as early as possible.
Acute prescriptions are always issued at the discretion of the doctor.


NO PRESCRIPTION
The doctor may decide not to issue a prescription if he feels this is not required Over the counter medication may be cheaper. Advice or alternative treatment may also be recommended.
Although your NHS treatment is free at the point of delivery, some costs can still arise - eg your trip to the hospital. However, much or all of the cost can be reclaimed.

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Winterton Medical Practice Medication Delivery Service
All Areas
UPDATED   22/ 12 / 2016
If you want us to deliver your medication please order as least 3 days before you require it and state that you would like us to deliver.
We will be delivering in the Flixborough,
Burton-upon-Stather, Normanby and Thealby
areas on the following dates:
Thursday 29th December 2017
Thursday 26th January 2017
Thursday 23rd February 2017
Thursday 23rd March 2017
Thursday 20th April 2017
Thursday 18th May 2017
Thursday 15th June 2017

We will be delivering in the Alkborough,
West Halton, Whitton and Coleby areas on the following dates:

Thursday 12th January 2017
Thursday 9th February 2017
Thursday 9th March 2017
Thursday 6th April 2017
Thursday 4th May 2017
Thursday 1st June 2017

We will be delivering in the Appleby, Risby, High Santon
and Dragonby areas on the following dates:

Thursday 19th January 2017
Thursday 16th February 2017
Thursday 16th March 2017
Thursday 13th April 2017
Thursday 11th May 2017
Thursday 8th June 2017

We will be delivering in the Winteringham and South Ferriby areas on the following dates:
Thursday 5th January 2017
Thursday 2nd February 2017
Thursday 2nd March 2017
Thursday 30th March 2017
Thursday 27th April 2017
Thursday 25th May 2017
Thursday 22nd June 2017

Click the PDF (left) to download information about using Systm  Online to book your appointments and order prescriptions
The Surgery,
Manlake Avenue,
Winterton,
Scunthorpe
DN15 9TA
Telephone: (01724) 732202.
Fax: (01724) 734992
The Surgery,
Norfolk Avenue,
Burton-upon-Stather, 
DN15 9EW
Telephone: (01724) 720202.
Fax: (01724) 721946