Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
Important - These reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.
There is separate advice about staying at home if:
Do not leave your home if you have either:
To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay at home.
Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.
Important - Call 111 for advice if you're worried about a baby or child.
If they seem very unwell, are getting worse or you think there's something seriously wrong, call 999.
Do not delay getting help if you're worried. Trust your instincts.
Use the quick NHS coronavirus status checker to tell us about your current experience of the virus.
This will help the NHS plan its response to coronavirus by showing where the virus is spreading and how it affects people.
We have changed our online prescription service - please click here for details and to order your prescription
Ordering your Medications at Skerne Medical Group
Patients on regular medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
Once you have ordered your medication we can also arrange for the following to happen
Prescriptions will be ready for collection from your usual source in 2 working days. The doctors will perform annual reviews for all patients on long-term medication. Please note our receptionists are unable to issue medication that has not been authorised by a doctor.
Please ask your Doctor or at Reception if you are suitable for Repeat Dispensing.
Our Online Prescription Ordering service will also allow you to book and cancel some appointments online at your usual branch. To arrange for you to use this new and improved service, please call into your usual branch. You must bring with you photographic evidence. The types of documentation you can bring along are listed below:
In the event that you do not have a Passport or Driving Licence, then please present with one of the following:
This will allow Reception to confirm your identity and allow one of the Reception Team to arrange this for you. You will then be issued with a username and password which is unique to each individual patient and must be kept secure. The website to access once you have the log in details is https://SystmOnline.tpp-uk.com
SystmOnline can be loaded as an app for use on:
Apple Devices – mobile phones and tablets running the Android operating system.
Please click here to order your prescription
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
We are committed to ensuring our patients have the medications they need, but we can only do that by cutting out waste and not prescribing medicines which are not needed and not used.
Nationally every month large quantities of tablets, creams and inhalers are requested but never used or are requested even though the patient already has a stockpile at home.
Please help us to ensure that every patient can have the medicines they need-
Unused medicines cannot be recycled – they must be destroyed
Please ask at reception if you would like a telephone consultation with a doctor to discuss your current medication.
Thank you for your help and support to use the NHS resources wisely for the benefit of us all.
WE REMAIN COMMITTED TO ENSURING EVERY PATIENT GETS WHAT EVERY PATIENT NEEDS if you would like further information about this campaign please access http://www.medicinewaste.com
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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