Due to COVID-19 we are neither posting prescriptions to patients nor encouraging the collection of prescriptions from the surgery and pharmacies have stopped collecting prescriptions on behalf of patients.
We therefore encourage you to sign up for our electronic prescribing service by nominating a pharmacy for us to send a prescription.
You can request a repeat prescription on line, by post, or through your pharmacist if they offer this service. We do not accept telephone requests which sometimes leads to errors.
Use of patient data:
Our practice is collaborating with NHSBSA (NHS Business Services Authority) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispending prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHS BSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.
To order a prescription online request a PIN from reception. We'll send you an email with instructions how to set this up. It's quick easy and saves time and effort re-ordering prescriptions. Most of our patients are already doing this very successfully.
However, please be advised we do not `re-write' an urgent private prescription to an NHS prescription. You must take this to the pharmacy as usual.
Hospital prescriptions should be taken to the hospital pharmacy for dispensing. We will not reissue such prescriptions from the surgery and will only add repeat prescriptions to your file on receipt of a letter from your consultant. Prescriptions from hospitals should be consistent with the pharmaceutical prescribing policy of Barnet CCG, and if they are not they may be converted to a prescription that is consistent. The same applies to private prescriptions.
We will not issue prescriptions that are outside the licensed use - sometimes called on a `named patient basis'. If this is recommended by a consultant / third party they should prescribe it for you. There are also some drugs that are outside our clinical experience that we never prescribe and usually there are special arrangements for obtaining these from hospital.