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Chagford Health Centre, Chagford, Devon TQ13 8BW, , 01647 433320, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 01647 433320
Patients on regular medication do not always need to see their doctor for a repeat prescription but can telephone on 01647 433320 pressing option 2 and leaving their request on the answer service(avoiding Mondays). Please allow 48 hours notice to dispense your prescription.
You do need to see the doctor from time to time for checks first, but providing it is in order to issue a repeat, your prescription can be forwarded direct to the local chemist from where you may collect the medication.
Please let us know which Pharmcy you would like your repeat prescriptions sent.
Please note if you register for online services you can order your prescriptions online. To set you up for online services please call in with 2 pieces of photographic evidence and we will issue you with a username and password.
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.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
MEDICINES WASTE .............is everyone's business
Did you know that as much as £5.5 million is wasted each year in Devon on unused medicines?
The money available to the NHS is limited so any money wasted could be better spent on other services; therefore this waste affects all of us.
The same amount could pay for approximately:
You can help us use this NHS money in Devon more wisely.
THANK YOU FOR HELPING US SAVE MONEY
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissiong group (NHS New Devon CCG) supports Chagford Health Centre to reduce its prescribing of medicines and supplies which have limited clinical value or are more suitable for patients to buy for themselves. In some circumstances your doctor can still prescribe these medicines on the NHS if they believe a clinical need exists.
Why are we supporting self care?
There are three main reasons why we are encouraging our patients to self care.
What are self care conditions and supplies?