Please book for your flu jab
The injected flu vaccine is offered free of charge on the NHS to people who are at risk. This is to ensure you are protected against catching flu and developing serious complications.
You are eligible to receive a free flu jab if you:
are 65 years of age or over
have certain medical conditions
are living in a long-stay residential care home or other long-stay care facility
receive a carer's allowance, or you are the main carer for an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if you fall ill
For safety reasons, we do not take telephone requests for prescriptions, except by prior arrangement from the housebound. A repeat request slip is attached to each prescription.
Please keep this for your next order. Prescriptions will be ready in 2 working days, or can posted back if you enclose a stamped addressed envelo
We can also accept on-line requests for repeat prescriptions. Please do not let yourself run out of important regular medication.
At intervals, we will ask people on regular medication to make an appointment for a check-up.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your medication.
Please note: We do not accept telephone appointments for routine repeat prescriptions requests. Only book an appointment if you are due for a review or it is a new drug.
Patients who take drugs that require regular monitoring may be asked to provide proof that the monitoring has taken place. E.g. photocopies of blood test results or “yellow book” from anti-coagulation clinic.
We offer the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows you to choose or "nominate" a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from. Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you nominated. this means:
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose up to one of each of the following:
Ask someone at your GP surgery or at any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. You don't need a computer to use EPS.
You can change your nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription. If you don't want your prescription to be sent electronically just tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
EPS is reliable, secure and confidential. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser
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.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
POSITION STATEMENT FOR: PRESCRIBING PREPARATIONS AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) FOR SELF CARE
Part of NHS Lambeth CCG’s “Healthier Together” Five Year Strategy is to deliver best value by ensuring that we live within our means and use our resources well. Therefore to help us deliver our strategy and continue to support the cost effective, evidence based use of medicines, NHS Lambeth CCG no longer supports the routine prescribing of medications for acute (short-term) illnesses, minor and/or self-limiting conditions; and health supplements.
Why are we doing this?
Further information can be found in our NHS Lambeth CCG Governing Body Meeting in Public Report Proposals for local guidance on NHS Prescribing in Lambeth. June 2016
What treatments and preparations for acute (short-term) illnesses, minor and/or self-limiting conditions are included and why?
Examples of treatments available to purchase over the counter, which should no longer be routinely prescribed in Lambeth. THIS LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE.
[acute (short term), minor and/ or self-limiting condition commonly used to treat]
Analgesic treatment for short term use
(acute pain, fever, headache, soft-tissue injury, musculoskeletal joint injury)
Paracetamol tablets and liquid,
ibuprofen tablets and liquid,
topical analgesics [Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)] and rubefacients
(athlete’s foot, oral and vaginal thrush, ring worm)
Clotrimazole cream/pessaries/topical spray,
fluconazole oral capsule, ketoconazole shampoo,
terbinafine cream/spray, amorolfine nail laquer
Aciclovir cream, penciclovir cream, cetrimide,
cold sore patches
oral rehydration salts
Chloramphenicol eye drops/ointment, artificial tears and ocular lubricants containing hypromellose, carmellose, carbomer, sodium hyaluronate, liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin
e.g. Liquifilm®, Snotears®, Clinitas®, Hylo-tear®, Systane®
Anusol®, Germoloids®, Anodesyn and Preparation H; creams, gels, ointments and
Dimeticone lotion/spray/ mousse/gel,
cyclomethicone solution/spray, malathion liquid,
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