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Ordering Prescriptions

We are encouraging patients to order their repeat medications using their NHS account either using the NHS App on their smartphone, or computer.

Doing this means that the request goes directly into our system and helps to prevent requests going missing between patient and doctor.  It also means that you can order medicine when you need it, instead of it being ordered on your behalf, when you do not need it or something has changed.

Download the NHS App on your smartphone:

iOS (iPhones/iPad) https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-app/id1388411277

Android https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nhs.online.nhsonline

or access via your computer here: www.nhsapp.service.nhs.uk/patient/prescriptions

If you have not logged in to your NHS account, or downloaded the NHS App before, you will have to verify your identity – this is to ensure that only you can access your medical information.

For more information about prescriptions using your NHS account to order prescriptions please see the following page: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-app/nhs-app-help-and-support/prescriptions-in-the-nhs-app/ordering-a-prescription/

If you switch to online ordering instead of using your pharmacy, you should let them know so they don't duplicate the order for you.

New Patient Registration

You will need to complete a registration form (GMS1) for each member of your family, signed by them unless they are under 16, which is available at reception. Alternatively you can print one off prior to your visit by clicking here

You should bring your current NHS medical card to reception, and, if you have it, your 10 digit NHS number. We will require the name and address of your previous NHS doctor.

When you register you will also be offered the opportunity to register as an Organ or Blood donor.

Patients wishing to register must be entitled to NHS care as per government guidelines in force at the time. We may require proof of identity or residency.

You will be registering with the practice rather than an individual GP. However, you will be able to see the GP of your choice for routine appointments.

New Patient Health Check

We recommend a new-patient health check for patients aged 45 years or older or, those on repeat medication or suffering from a chronic disease.  This helps us to get to know you and be aware of any particular medical issues you may have as it can take some weeks before your medical record arrives from your previous GP.

When you come for the check please bring a fresh sample of urine in a suitable container.

Changes to Personal Details

If you change your name, phone number or address please let the receptionists know as soon as possible so that we can update our records.

If you move out of our practice area you should re-register with a Practice closer to your new home – details of GP practices in your new area can be found through the ‘NHS Choices’ website www.nhs.uk.

Guide to GP Services

The Royal College of General Practitioners has produced a useful guide for patients about the services on offer at GP Surgeries and how to access them.  You can download the guide below.

pdf A Patient Guide to GP Services

 
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