COVID19 – Temporary change

Unfortunately whilst restrictions are still in place in regard to the coronavirus, repeat prescription requests cannot be dropped off at reception. 

Please use the alternative methods below or email your request to enquires.parkmedical@nhs.net.

To order online, you can now set up online access from home – https://parkmedicalpractice.com/registering-for-patient-access-from-home/

 


All prescriptions will now be available to collect from your nominated pharmacy. Please be aware that the NHS is due to rule out paper prescriptions and all patients will require a nominated pharmacy.
To nominate a pharmacy of your choice please inform the reception staff which pharmacy you wish to nominate. Alternatively you can request this from the pharmacy directly.

Prescription requests can be ordered using the following methods:

Online Via EMIS:

If you wish to order your repeat medication online, the safest and most secure way to do so is to register for EMIS Access. To register for EMIS access please bring a form of photo ID to reception who will then be able to provide you with your login details.
Once registered the process is simple, download EMIS access (or an alternative app stated on the list) and enter the passwords and pin numbers given to you on registration. You will then be able to view a complete list of your approved repeat medication. To order simply place a tick next to each item required, orders can then be tracked and processed as usual.

By Telephone:

The prescription line is open Monday to Friday 8:30am until 12.00pm by telephoning 01772 529000 and selecting option 3.

By prescription order slip:

Requests can be made by ticking the appropriate box on the prescription counterfoil attached to your previous prescription or on a printed slip from reception.
Please drop the completed requests on in the prescription boxes located in the entrance porches/ reception area at all 3 sites. Alternatively these can be posted via Royal Mail to Park Medical Practice, Cottam Lane, Ashton, Preston, PR2 1JR.


Prescription collection

All medication is reviewed regularly by a doctor. At times you may be asked to attend the surgery for an appointment to review your medication. Due to the high volume of requests received by the practice each day please ensure you allow two full working days before collecting the prescription.

The schedule for ordering and collection is therefore:-

Day Ordered: Ready For Collection:
Monday > Wednesday
Tuesday > Thursday
Wednesday > Friday
Thursday > Monday
Friday > Tuesday

Getting medication

Information for patients on how they will continue to receive medicines and treatment, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal on 29 March.
The government is working with pharmaceutical companies, suppliers, and the NHS to make sure patients continue to receive the medication they need if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Around three quarters of the medicines and over half the devices and one-use medical products, such as syringes, that the NHS uses, come into the UK via the EU.
The Government has analysed the supply chain, made plans to reduce the risk of disruption, and given instructions to pharmaceutical companies to ensure that they have adequate stocks to cope with any potential delays at the border. We are confident that, if everyone does what they should do, the supply of medicines and other medical supplies will be uninterrupted in the event of exiting the EU without a deal.
This means if your doctor prescribes you with medicines or special equipment for a health condition, you should still be able to get the treatment you need from your GP or pharmacist.
Occasionally we do experience temporary shortages of specific medicines. If this happens, your doctor will prescribe the best alternative to your usual medication – this is a tried and tested system.
If there are any shortages of particular medicines after EU Exit, the same system will be in place – your doctor will advise you of the best alternative to treat your condition.
This is a UK-wide policy. The Department of Health and Social Care in England is working with counterparts in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales to deliver the uninterrupted supplies people expect.