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Cambrian Medical CentreThomas Savin RoadOswestry, Shropshire, SY11 1GATel: 01691 652929
UPDATE ON 18.03.2020 FROM THE POD
The Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG’s Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service has been experiencing a huge increase in demand. For example, on Monday the Telford and Wrekin POD service received more than 15,000 calls compared to the usual number of just over 2,000.
We would like to remind people that there is absolutely no need to order your prescriptions earlier than usual, or order more than you need and stockpile. Patients should continue to order their prescriptions as normal, when they are due. We’re also seeing a knock-on effect at our local community pharmacies who are also under a lot of pressure.
We would like to thank all our patients for their cooperation during this time.
We no longer take repeat prescription requests on our prescription phone line. Please telephone The Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service on 0333 358 3509, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm or complete the repeat slip with the items required and drop it in the box provided in the waiting room.
Please click on the link below for more information.
NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD)
You can also order on line, just click on www.patient.co.uk/patient-access which will open a new page. From here you can register for online appointments and prescription requests. Once you have registered you will need to wait approximately 48 hours to be accepted and fully registered.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner practice nurse or pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications.
Please allow two full working days between requesting and collecting your prescription.
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.
Your Pharmacy will have details of current charges.
If you 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 (www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/Prescriptions.aspx)
In order to ensure that your prescription is ready for collection, please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.