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De Montfort Surgery, 100 Mill Lane, Leicester, LE2 7HXTel: 0116 2227272
NICE are aware that a spam email is being sent to members of the public regarding cancer test results. Please be assured that this email is not from NICE and they are currently investigating its origin. It is advised that people who have received the email - the subject line of which is important blood analysis result - to delete it without opening it and not to click on any links. The matter is being taken very seriously and has been reported to the police
If you are attending university for the first time and currently taking medication, please bring 4-6 weeks worth of medication with you and register at the surgery as soon as possible.
If you have regular medication for a condition, that your doctor is aware of, you can periodically collect a repeat prescription from the practice without having to make an appointment.
Repeat prescription requests can be made by the following ways:
Our practice has been enabled to take repeat prescriptions online via the following link In order to make use of this facility, you must be registered as a patient with our practice. Only then can you register with this service.
The right hand side of your last repeat prescription has a list of all medications. When you require a repeat prescription, tick the box for the medication required and either send it by post with a stamped, addressed envelope, or hand it in to reception.
If the item is not on repeat the prescription may take longer or you may be asked to see the doctor to discuss your medication.
Please ensure you state the name and address of the chemist that you wish your prescription to be sent to, this can be done electronically. If the pharmacy does not collect from the surgery please send a stamped addressed envelope with your request.
The way repeat prescriptions are ordered has changed. From January 1st 2020 you will have to order your prescriptions directly through the GP surgery either face to face or register for online services. Your pharmacies are no longer able to order your medications.
For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/Leicester-Repeat-Meds
If you already order repeat prescriptions directly through your GP practice this change will not affect you.
When you order your repeat prescription directly through the practice, your pharmacy will continue to collect or receive electronically. Pharmacies may also continue to deliver your prescription if they offer this service.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
If a prescription is requested in the morning it will be ready in the afternoon 2 working days later after 15:00. If a prescription is requested in the afternoon it will be ready 3 working days later after 15:00.
DAY AND TIME ORDERED
DAY AND TIME READY
WEDNESDAY AFTER 3PM
THURSDAY AFTER 3PM
FRIDAY AFTER 3PM
MONDAY AFTER 3PM
TUESDAY AFTER 3PM
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). 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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
Prescription (per item): £9.15
3-month PPC: £29.65
12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please note if you require the contraceptive pill you will be required to pre-book an appointment with the nurse 2 weeks in advance where possible
From time to time we are asked about oral medications containing gelatin. We prescribe all medications based on local guidelines from our Clinical Commissioning Group. Here are the guidelines we work to :
The World Health Organisation has consulted with Islamic Scholars and confirmed that the gelatin used in oral medications is considered transformed. A report on the findings of more than one hundred Islamic legal scholars who met to clarify Islamic purity laws concluded that it is judicially permissible for Muslims to take it in this form and states the following: Transformation which means the conversion of a substance, different in characteristics, changes substances that are judicially impure ...into pure substances, and changes substances that are prohibited into lawful and permissible substances. The statement is supported with a document released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 2001 which can be accessed via the following link as a starting point when discussing oral forms of gelatin in medicines with patients who are concerned.
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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