The Medical Centre7E Woodfield RoadLondon, W9 3XZTel: 020 7266 1449
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Woodfield Road Surgery Newsletter
Patient Participation Group.
The next Patient Participation Group meeting is to be announced. These meetings are open to all registered patients so please come along if you are free. Your ideas and views are important to us and can help us shape services to our patient's needs.
Appointments not attended
In the month of November a total of 81 patients did not attend their booked appointments (48 with the doctors and 33 with the practice nurse) nor were the appointments cancelled so they could not be offered to patients in need of them. If you no longer need or are unable to attend the appointment you have booked, please call the surgery on 020 7266 1449 to cancel it.
Due to a nationwide Prescribing Wisely campaign which has been set up to help the NHS reduce medicine wastage costs the practice will no longer be accepting repeat medication requests from pharmacies. Please help the NHS to reduce it's medicine costs by only ordering what you require. To see more on this campaign please click on the link.
Repeat medications can be ordered 2 weeks prior to you finishing them. Patients can request their repeat medication in the following ways:
Online - This is the easiest, fastest and most efficient way of ordering your repeat medications. Prescriptions can be electronically sent to your local pharmacy for collection if advised. If you would like to register for online services please see a member of the reception team.
In Person - tick required medications on your repeat medication slip (right hand side of prescription) and post in the repeat prescription box in reception. If you would like your prescription electronically sent to a local pharmacy please write this on your request or if you would prefer to have it posted to you please include a stamped addressed envelope.
By Post - tick required medications on your repeat medication slip (right hand side of prescription) and send in the post. If you would like your prescription electronically sent to a local pharmacy please write this on your request or if you would prefer to have it posted to you please include a stamped addressed envelope.
To avoid confusion and mistakes please make sure all requests are clearly written including the full name of the required medicine (as shown on the box) and the dosage. Certain prescriptions can be re-issued without you booking a consultation.
Regular medication reviews are necessary so when requested please make an appointment with a GP for this to be done.
Collection of the repeat prescription can be arranged after two full working days.
We regret that we are unable to accept telephone requests for prescriptions.
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.
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