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Did you know that Dr Vellaturi can now fit and remove contraceptive implants? Please book an appointment with the Nurse for a chat regarding this service.
We are now set up for online repeat prescription requests, where you can book and cancel appointments.
To register all you need to do is pop in to reception and ask at the desk for online Prescription and appointment requests. The Receptionists will print you off some paperwork with a password and once you have this you can start requesting your medication and booking appointments with the Doctor online.
You can book your appointment here:
To use with android phones please click here
To use with iPhones IOS please click here
Repeat prescriptions MUST be requested within the surgery, online, by post or by fax. Unfortunately we cannot access repeat prescription requests over the telephone.
Please ensure you have enough medication to allow for 2 working days to process requests.
When requesting within surgery, please post your repeat request into the box located in the surgery reception, if you are not requesting online.
If out of opening hours, your request can be posted into the surgery post box.
Once your prescription is ready to collect, you can either collect from the Surgery, or if you nominated a Chemist to have EPS (Electronic Prescription Service) then your signed prescription will go electronically straight to your nominated pharmacy.
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 at the link below:
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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