Heath Lane Surgery, Heath Lane, Earl Shilton, Leicester, LE9 7PBTel: 01455 844431
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111 Service - If you need urgent medical care when the surgery is closed please dial 111. Please refer to the opening times when we are closed section. If you feel you need to see a GP today we will ensure that you are able to discuss your concerns with a clinician. Pharmacy First Scheme - Doctors’ appointments aren't always necessary. Think Pharmacy First for people with certain minor ailments and conditions. For more information please refer to our latest news page.
You can request your repeat medication by indicating the items you require on the tear-off slip of your prescription and posting it to us or handing it in at the practice reception.
If you enclose a stamped self addressed envelope we will post your prescription back to you.
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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed by the practice and a further one day for the pharmacy to process. Remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
The practice has introduced EPS2. The GP and nurse prescribers can generate, sign and transmit a prescription to the patient’s nominated pharmacy with no need to produce a paper prescription. This electronic management of prescriptions allows patients to collect their medications from a pharmacy at a location convenient to them- it could be near your place of work.
If you wish to join in this scheme please go to your preferred pharmacy and let them know you want them to be your nominated pharmacy. They will then register your details and inform us that you have joined the EPS scheme.
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 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
You can return any unwanted medicines to any of the local pharmacies,
In January 2011, Coeliac UK issued a statement that they cannot make a special case for supporting prescribing of biscuits and cakes mixes. They are not staple foods and their use is not consistent with heathly eating recommendations.
In line with this, cakes, cake mixes and sweet biscuits should not be prescribed but are available for purchase at supermarkets and other retail outlets such as health food shops or some pharmacies and via the internet.
Medication reviews and prescribing audits will be performed to monitor adherence to this guidance and patients will be notified if they exceed the recommendations.
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