40 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0QHTel: 020 8221 3100
If you are on regular medication a repeat prescription maybe authorised by your doctor.
Please use the repeat prescription slip available at reception.
The computer generated repeated prescription would have a tear off portion listing your repeat medications. Please use this portion to request a repeat prescription if you so wish.
Please order your medication before you run out and ensure you have enough medication as up to 48 hours is required for the request to be processed. Regretfully we are unable to take prescription requests over the phone as errors can occur.
For information on help with costs of medicine charges please visit NHS Help with Health Costs
Medicines waste is a serious and growing problem within the NHS. Sometimes patients and carers continue to request more repeat medicines than they need and stockpile at home.
Please order the medications you require as we do not order them automatically
These savings can be invested into more care and services
To reduce risk of running out of medication when the Practice is closed due to a Bank/Public Holiday, please ensure you order your medication early to allow for this busy period.
Woodgrange Medical Practice is pleased to inform you that we now provide Electronic Prescribing Services (EPS).
Electronic Prescribing enables the practice to electronically send prescriptions to a pharmacy of a patients choice (the pharmacy must also have the EPS system). This makes prescribing and dispensing medication efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
The following pharmacies have the EPS System so you can nominate which one is closest or convenient to you:
Woodgrange Pharmacy 116 Woodgrange RdLondonE7 0EW 020 8555 5660
Mansons Chemist 15 Woodgrange RoadLondonE7 8BA020 8534 3212
Malchems Pharmacy 63 Woodgrange Rd,LondonE7 0EL 020 8519 4126
Shermans 101 Woodgrange RdLondonE7 0EW 020 8534 2394
Day Lewis Pharmacy 79 Upton Lane,LondonE7 9PB020 8552 2603
138 Barking Road, East Ham, Newham, London, E6
020 8548 0221
10 Prince Regent Lane, Newham, London, E13 8QG
020 8471 3147
303 Green Street, Upton Park, London, E13 9AR
020 8471 2575
NHS England (NHSE) published new prescribing guidance on 29 March this year covering 35 minor, short-term health conditions that are either ‘self-care’ and ‘self-limiting’ suitable for.
In line with recent guidelines published by NHS England in April 2018, GPs have been asked to stop or greatly reduce prescribing these medicines and treatments that can be bought over the counter.
These changes will benefit patients by freeing up valuable GP time and promoting self-care through community pharmacy.
The NHS has defined these self-care’ and ‘self-limiting’ medicines and treatments into three main groups. Items of limited clinical effectiveness; Self-limiting illnesses; Minor illnesses suitable for self-care. The complete list of can be found on the next page.
A self-limiting condition does not require any medical advice or treatment as it will clear up on its own, such as sore throats, coughs, colds and viruses.
A minor illness that is suitable for self-care can be treated with items that can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy. These conditions include, for example, indigestion, mouth ulcers and warts and verrucae.
The NHS has to make difficult choices about what it spends money on and how much value it is getting for that money. NHS England recently carried out a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor, short-term health concerns.
In the year prior to June 2017, the NHS spent approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which can be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy and other outlets such as supermarkets. NHS England published guidance to free up to almost £100 million for front line care each year by curbing prescriptions for ‘over the counter’ medicines such as those for constipation and athletes foot.
The guidance says that there are rare circumstances where individual patients will still be prescribed a medicine for a self-care condition depending on the individual patient t. The circumstances vary for each condition and GPs will need to talk to individual patients.
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