Winterton Medical Practice

  PRESCRIPTIONS

On-line Ordering

If you are already registered to use on-line prescription ordering, you may click the system online logo below to be taken securely to the online portal

Repeat Prescriptions

What are Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are those medicines you receive on a regular basis, usually for a long-term condition, without having to go and see your GP every time you need them. Some people order these repeat prescriptions themselves and other choose a pharmacy or dispensing company to order on their behalf.

What is Changing?

From 1 April 2020, you (or a person you’ve nominated) will have to order your repeats prescriptions directly from Winterton Medical Practice You will no longer be able to order repeat prescriptions through your pharmacy, an online pharmacy or other dispensing contractor.

What is not Changing?

If you already order your repeat prescriptions from Winterton Medical Practice, you’re not affected and don’t need to do anything.

If you collect your medicine from your local pharmacy, or have arrangements in place to have it delivered to your door then speak to your pharmacy to continue these arrangements.

If you receive your medication through a monitored dosage system, for example a dosette box or a blister pack, this change will not affect you.

What do you need to do?

From 1 April 2020, or earlier, if you currently order your repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy, you will have to order from Winterton Medical Practice instead.  You can do this:

Online:

All you have to do is register with us: New Patients

Once registered, you can click the Systm Online link below to order online. If you need help, please contact reception.

NHS App

Download the NHS App and find out more: NHS App

In Person:

Simply tick the medicines you need on the white, tear-off section of your prescription and drop it in to us

Systm Online Guide

Download our Systm Online Guide

Please remember, we need at least 48 hours notice when ordering repeat prescriptions. Weekends & Bank Holidays are not counted as working days.

FOR MEDICINES NEEDING TO BE DISPENSED OUT OF HOURS DIAL 111

MEDICATION DELIVERY SERVICE

Dates we will be delivering to the following areas:

Alkborough, West Halton, Whitton & Coleby 

Thursday 20 August; Thursday 17 September;  Thursday 15 October 2020

Appleby, Risby, High Santon and Dragonby

Thursday 27 August; Thursday 24 September;  Thursday 22 October 2020

Flixborough; Burton-upon-Stather; Normanby & Thealby

Thursday 3 September; Thursday 1 October;  Thursday 29 October 2020

Winteringham & South Ferriby area

Thursday 10 September; Thursday 8 October 2020

ACUTE PRESCRIPTIONS

One-off prescriptions which are not regularly repeated are known as 'acute' prescriptions. Please telephione before 9am to request acute medications which are issued at the discretion of the doctor.

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.

DO NOT ATTEND A PHARMACY IF YOU HAVE COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

For minor ailments, please refer to our APPOINTMENTS PAGE for full information on how to access to primary care services - or contact 111 for advice. You can also peruse this website or search minor ailments on the  nhs.uk website.

MEDICINES

Help with Medicines

The information below will help with questions regarding medicines and their safe use.

Medication Reviews

Your practice reviews medicines periodically to see whether they are still needed & whether the dose continues to be appropriate. Click below for more information on pharmacy reviews.

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Over the Counter

Many simple medices are available over the counter and do not need to be ordered on a prescription. Your pharmacist will be happy to provide important advice on basic medicines.

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Help with Costs

You could be entitled to free NHS prescriptions, if at the time your prescription is dispensed you meet certain conditions of age. condition or circumstance.   Click below for further info.

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Prepayment Certificates

If you have to pay for regular prescription items, it may be cheaper to buy a prescription Prepayment Certifcate. Click below for full information from the NHS Business Services Authority

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Adverse Reactions

On rare occasions, medicines can have an adverse effect. If you experience any such issues, please get in touch with the surgery immediately. An app is also available for reporting any adverse reactions.

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Holiday Medicines

If you are taking medicines abroad, it is advisable to check UK rules and those of the country that you are visiting. Please talk to your doctor or practice nurse at least two months before making your trip abroad

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Help with Prescription Costs

Find out if your are entitled to free NHS prescriptions. NHS dental treatment and help with other costs

Medicines A-Z

An A-Z of information on medicines.  Always be advised by your Health professional