Clayton Medical CentreWellington StreetClayton Le MoorsLancashire, BB5 5HUTel: 01254 287 150
Should you require a further supply of medication please place the tear off portion of your repeat medication prescription with the items you need clearly marked or write down what items you require and post it in the box situated in the entrance.
Please click on the Repeat Prescription Request tab to find the ways you can now order your prescription.
Please note prescriptions are not generated by Reception Staff and any queries should be address to the Prescription department 01254 287 150 OPTION 4 9.30am - 12 noon and 1.30am - 3pm daily
***Please note we require 2 working days from the time we receive your request to ensure it is ready for collection.
We prefer not to accept prescription requests over the phone and there are two reasons for this. The first is because this method can lead to mistakes and the second is because we need to keep our telephone lines free for other patients who may need to seek advice
Please help us by not engaging our telephone lines unnecessarily.
Please order you medication in good time. Do not leave things until the last minute – it creates unnecessary pressure on the surgery which makes our life difficult. Ideally, you should order your medication 4 days BEFORE they are due to run out. The reason for this is to enable the doctors and staff to adequately monitor your prescription and make sure that you are not having inappropriate medication that may be harmful to your health in the long run.
When you put in an repeat medication order, remember to allow us 2 working days to process it.
Same day prescription requests.
On occasions we all forget important things and your medication can be one of these.
If you need a same day prescription please order via the same methods on the tab marked Repeat Prescription Requests as above before 10.30 am and we will endeavour to get your request ready for 5.30pm the same day.
Any requests after the cut off time will be processed ready for the following day after 2pm.
If you have a usual pharmacy via EPS your prescription will usually go there when issued.
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.
From 1 April 2017, the charges are:
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. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.60, whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 2 Working days , excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed by us.
Any problems please telephone the surgery and speak to a trained member of staff on 01254 287150 OPTION (4) between 9.30 AM - 12 NOON and 1.30pm - 3pm
An answerphone is available if the line is busy at these times.
WAYS TO ORDER YOUR PRESCRIPTION
From the 29th of January 2018 the practice has stopped ALL pharmacies from ordering on patients behalf. We request you to order your prescription via the following methods
Please ensure you have the name of your medication to prevent any errors.
ANY PRESCRIPTION QUERIES CAN ALSO BE DEALT WITH ON THIS LINE
Acute prescription requests can be dealt with this way also.
Antibiotics are important medicines to help treat infections that are caused by bacteria. Different antibiotics are used to kill different types of bacteria. They can be used to treat relatively mild conditions such as acne as well as potentially life-threatening conditions such as pneumonia (a type of lung infection). Antibiotics are usually taken by mouth, but can sometimes be given into a vein (intravenous), into a muscle (intramuscular) or applied to the skin (topical).
Why might the GP not prescribe antibiotics?
At the Clayton Medical Centre we will only prescribe antibiotics if we feel that they will benefit your condition - many conditions will improve without the need for medication. The majority of common ailments such as colds, most coughs and sore throats are caused by viruses. Antibiotics do not work against infections caused by viruses and generally these will get better on their own.
Antibiotic resistance (when an antibiotic is no longer effective) is a major problem. This is caused by overusing and inappropriately prescribing antibiotics. The resistance of bacteria to antibiotics has led to the emergence of superbugs such as meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) which are often in the headlines.
Some antibiotics are not suitable for people with certain medical conditions, or for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should only ever take antibiotics that are prescribed to you – never 'borrow' them from a friend of family member. You are also be prescribed certain antibiotics if you are known to have had an allergic reaction in the past. This is estimated to affect about 1 in 15 people in the UK.
There are a number of things that you can do to help manage antibiotic resistance.
Don't expect to be prescribed antibiotics when you are unwell, particularly if your GP believes your illness is caused by a virus.
If you are prescribed antibiotics please make sure you take the complete course in order to get rid of the bacteria completely. If you have tablets left over or 'save some for next time' some bacteria may be left to develop resistance.
Treat viral infections such as colds by drinking plenty of fluids and resting. Seek advice from your pharmacist to help manage your condition. If your cold lasts for more than three weeks you should consider seeing you GP.
By not using them unnecessarily, they're more likely to work when we do need them.It is important to read the information leaflet that comes with your medication carefully in order to get most benefit and avoid side effects.
You can find lots more useful information about antibiotics on the NHS Choices website including, what they are used for, side effects and more details about antibiotic resistance. You can also watch a short video about antibiotics. If you would like more information about how to get well without antibiotics your can download a leaflet here.
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