Cogges Surgery12 Cogges Hill RoadWitneyOxon, OX28 3FSTel: 01993 700505
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 15 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
There are a number of options open for patients on long-term medication to re-order repeat prescriptions:
From November 2012, we will no longer be accepting telephone requests
for repeat prescriptions.
This decision has been taken following the recommendation of our medical defence union, as there is potential for significant or dangerous mistakes with misheard drug names over the telephone.
The doctor has responsibility for every prescription they sign, and there may be instances where an item you request is not prescribed for you again due to clinical or other reasons.
Please can we remind patients that it is their responsibility to check that repeat prescriptions have been issued as requested. If a patient asks another person or pharmacy to collect their prescription from the surgery, this is still the patient's responsibility. Please be aware that dispensed items cannot be return or the prescription charge reimbursed by the pharmacist.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. For example, prescriptions ordered on Friday will be ready on Tuesday afternoon.
If you have asked for the prescription to be sent to a local pharmacy, please allow extra time for this to occur as some local pharmacies do not do daily collections from the practice.
Your dentist is the right person to recommend and prescribe medicines for your dental condition.
Please click here for further information.
Minor conditions are generally not a serious health problem and can be treated
with Over The Counter medications available from your local pharmacy.
Examples of minor conditions that may not require a visit to your doctor or a prescription, and that your local pharmacist can help you with include:
• Aches and pains (minor)
• Acne (mild)
• Athlete’s foot
• Back pain (one-off)
• Cold sores
• Constipation (one-off)
• Coughs and colds
• Cystitis (mild)
• Diarrhoea (one-off)
• Dry eye
• Dry or irritated skin
• Ear wax
• Eczema (mild)
• Eye infection
• Fungal skin and nail infections
• Hay fever
• Headaches (one-off)
• Head lice
• Heartburn (one-off)
• Indigestion (one-off)
• Insect bites and stings
• Mouth ulcer (minor)
• Nappy rash
• Period pain
• Skin rash
• Sleep problems (short-term)
• Temperature (small increase)
• Travel sickness
• Vaginal thrush
• Verrucas and warts
Please see the attached Treating minor conditions leaflet for more information.
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