Almshouse Surgery 
& Sandal Castle
Medical Centre

"Putting patients interests at the heart of what we do"

PATIENT NOTICE

The practice no longer accepts repeat prescription requests from pharmacies on behalf of patients unless they have been assessed as eligible for this service by a GP.

We are aware that the online pharmacy, ‘Pharmacy 2U’ is currently mailing Wakefield residents advising of the services that they can provide. Please note that our policy also applies to Pharmacy 2U and therefore if you choose to nominate Pharmacy 2U to dispense your medicines, you will still need to order your own prescription from the surgery.

All pharmacies are still able to collect your repeat prescription from the surgery once it has been processed and deliver your medicines to you if they offer these services.

Please be assured that the practice has not provided Pharmacy 2U with your details and that we are not affiliated to them in any way.


 

THE CURRENT PRESCRIPTION FEE IS:

£8.20 per item 

(£16.40 per pair of elastic hosiery)

Prescription Prepayment Certificates

A three monthly PPC is £29.10 and could save you money if you need more than 4 prescribed items in three months.

A 12-month certificate is £104.00 and could save you money if you need more than 13 prescribed items in a year.
(or more than 1 every month).

For more information on the Prescription Prepayment Certificates and prescriptions in general please see the NHS Choices Website

 

Ordering a Repeat Prescription

We pride ourselves in offering our patients such varied access to our services. This includes the numerous ways you can order your repeat prescription, regardless of whether the surgery is open you can order your prescription as soon as it is due.

Prescription Line
01924 784103

Choose the option for Repeat Prescriptions and leave a message with your Name, Date of Birth and the items you require.

In Surgery

Both surgeries have boxes in reception where you can put your prescription request forms.

SystmOnline

Either online using the links on our website or via the SystmOnline App you can send us your request electronically and we will process it in the usual time frame.

For more information or to request access to SystmOnline please CLICK HERE

By Post

You can post your prescription request to either surgery address. 

If you require your prescription to be posted back to you please include a stamped address envelope. 

Please remember to allow additional time for postage and delivery with this method. 

Collecting Your Prescription

How?

Your prescription can be collected in a number of different ways.

  • In Person
  • By the pharmacy
  • Delivered by pharmacy staff
  • Posted

Speak to the practice if you would like more information on any of these options.

Where?

Where you collect your prescription from largely depends on your choice of HOW you would like to collect it.

  • From the surgery where you ordered your prescription
  • From the pharmacy that you told us to send your prescription to. 
  • Have it delivered by the pharmacy that we sent your prescription to. 

If you ordered your prescription online it will be processed by the surgery where you are usually seen for your GP appointments.

When?

Depending on when you ordered your prescription will determine when it should be ready for collection. Providing there are no queries a prescription will be ready in 2 working days

This timetable shows a guideline of when to collect a prescription depending on when it was ordered.

Prescription ordered before 2pm on; Prescription ready for collection after 12noon on;
Monday Wednesday
Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday
Saturday Wednesday
Sunday Wednesday

Electronic Prescription Services

Electronic Prescription Service is a relatively new system where we can send your prescriptions to your nominated pharmacy electronically. There are a number of pro’s and con’s to using this service but on the whole it can save you time and result in less visits to the surgery.

There are some drugs and devices that cannot be sent via EPS however you should be notified of this before you register for the service or before a new repeat medication is initiated.

You can nominate a pharmacy to recieve your prescriptions by either speaking to the pharmacy themselves or completing an EPS form in surgery.

For more information on the Electronic Prescription Services please visit the HSCIC website HERE

To APPLY for Electronic Prescription Services please click HERE

TRAINING DAYS

We will be closed from 12pm on the following WEDNESDAYS in 2017 for training;

  • 18th Jan
  • 22nd Feb
  • 15th Mar
  • 26th Apr
  • 17th May
  • 21st Jun
  • 19th Jul
  • 20th Sep
  • 18th Oct
  • 15th Nov