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Practice prescribing policy

pills1When prescribing medicines to you, we are committed to quality and cost effectiveness.  We will try to optimise your individual treatment, balancing this against the need to spread fairly the NHS cash limited resources.  We operate a 28-day dispensing policy in accordance with national guidelines.

You can help us to help you by being careful to take your medication as directed and by reading any patient advice leaflet that is often enclosed with your medicine and reporting back any side-effects as necessary.

Repeat prescriptions

If you require repeat medication, please use your repeat prescription slip, which can be left in the repeat box by reception, posted or faxed to the surgery or order through Patient Access or the NHS app.  You can also order your repeat prescription via our website.  Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions are not accepted. If you require your prescription to be posted, please include a stamped addressed envelope.  Please order repeat prescriptions 7 days before you run out.

Electronic Prescribing

We are now using Electronic Prescribing in the practice.  More information on this service can be accessed through the website below:

EPS - patient leaflet

Patient Sharps Boxes

Please note that with immediate effect we are unable to accept sharps boxes from patients for hazardous waste disposal.  You should contact East Northamptonshire Council (Tel: 01832 742026 or E mail: to arrange collection.

Prescription Forms

Paper prescription forms are changing. The updated FP10 forms include a new exemption box U for patients who are in receipt of Universal Credit and meet the criteria for free help with health costs. Exemption box G ‘has a War Pension exemption certificate’ has been re-worded to better represent the exemption certificates by Veterans UK and the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme:  Age exemption boxes A (“is under 16 years of age”) and C (“is 60 years of age or over”)have been combined into one single exemption category, A “is 60 years of age or over or is under 16 years of age”.  For more information visit:


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