Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Read general information such as:
ORDER ONLINE (if registered for 'Patient Access' online services) by clicking here
If you are on regular medication you may be provided with repeat prescriptions. You will be given a computerised slip by your doctor who will tell you how many times you may repeat this medication before attending the surgery again.
When you require a new supply of medication please bring or post your slip to the surgery.
Alternatively you can order online (as well as book and cancel your doctors appointments) by following the link at the top of this page once you have completed a simple one-off registration.
Your prescription can be collected from the surgery or from a local pharmacy who collect prescriptions from the practice or it can be returned to you by post if you include a stamped addressed envelope.
Please note requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone for medico-legal reasons, as errors can occur.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor 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.
Please order your repeat prescription a week before you will run out, and allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed. Remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Many minor ailments can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed. Over the counter products for self care are things like pain relief and cough and cold remedies, and these items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription.
By spending less on prescribing these easily purchased medicines, the NHS in Bexley can spend this money on other NHS treatments.
For advice and information on what to do when illness strikes, including when to self care, visit Bexley CCG's website.
This practice is unable to routinely prescribe medicines for self-care that can be bought readily from supermarkets and pharmacies without a prescription.
Thank you for your understanding.
Anti-diarrhoeal medication for short-term use
Anti-fungal treatment for short-term minor ailments
Baby colic treatment
Cold sore creams
Complementary and alternative preparations
Cough and cold remedies
Ear wax removers
Head lice and scabies treatment
Haemorrhoidal preparations for short-term use
Infant formulas (lactosefree, soya-based and ‘staydown’ anti-reflux baby milks)
Laxatives for short-term use
Mouthwashes and mouth ulcer treatment
Nappy rash cream
Painkillers for short-term pain control e.g. headaches
Hay fever treatments
Topical steroids for short term use for bites, stings or mild dermatitis
Vitamins and supplements
Warts and verruca treatment
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.
People with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if they have a valid medical exemption certificate.
A medical exemption certificate:
It’s your responsibility to check the expiry date, and if you claim free prescriptions after your certificate expires, you could have to pay a penalty charge of up to £100.
If you're entitled to a certificate because of your medical condition, please ask Reception for an application form.
These charges apply in England only.
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please order your repeat prescription a week before you will run out.
Allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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