Patient Notification – Change to Repeat Medications
The NHS in Bassetlaw is making some changes to the way that repeat prescriptions are ordered. Read more
The best way to order your repeat medication is online.
If you prefer you can also drop the reverse side of your last prescription into the surgery, clearly marking the items you require. We also have a 24 hour repeat ordering telephone line (please press option 1 when calling)
All repeat prescriptions are carefully monitored at the surgery.
Your review date will be shown on the tear off slip attached to your prescription, if you need to be seen you will be contacted by the surgery.
The prescription will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy within 2 working days.
Please remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account when ordering medication.
The practice will remove medication that has not been ordered for more than 12 months. This is to make sure patients get the right medication and that there is no interaction with other drugs – increasing patient safety and reducing harm.
It is usually better for patients to take the minimum number of medications required. All drugs have side effects so the more different medications you take, the more side effects you are likely to have. There are also some medications that react with others so by not taking unnecessary medication you reduce the chances of such an issue.
The practice offers repeat dispensing for patients who wish to participate in the scheme and who fit the medical criteria. If you are on four or less medications the GP may be able to authorise a set number of prescriptions that a patient can collect on a monthly basis direct from a pharmacy of their choice. This will prevent the need for the patient to order and pick up their prescription from the surgery each month. Full details will be discussed and agreed with the patient prior to their enrolment on the scheme.
EPS – Electronic Prescription Service
You can Register for Electronic Prescription Service online.
Wherever possible we will use the EPS service to send prescriptions directly to the pharmacy of your choice. There are still a few items that cannot be sent electronically and in this case you will be advised that a paper prescription can be collected.
You can select your preferred pharmacy either through the pharmacy or through the surgery. Once you have chosen your nominated pharmacy you will not need to phone them each time you order a prescription as it would automatically go to them. You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.
We recognise that not all problems require medical intervention and for some patients support from other services can be beneficial?
The Wellbeing Centre on the Home Page brings lots of different sources of information into one place. It helps patients and carers to easily seek the advice and support they need about long term conditions.
The patient selects what long term condition they have and then selects other information depending on what their needs are. The subjects covered are;
- About My Condition
- Emotional Wellbeing and Telling Others
- Home and Local Services
- Voluntary, Support and Community Groups
- Benefits, Legal and Finance
- General Health and Wellbeing
- Caring for Someone
Patients can also access the Bassetlaw Health website, where you can find additional support for medical and non-medical problems that you may be facing.
We as a practice recognise the benefit of the services offered to patients by the voluntary sector and we have therefore created a community hub at our Larwood site where patients can access these services. We have regular sessions on site provided by:
- Bassetlaw Community Voluntary Services – Our Community Advisor is a specialist with a wealth of knowledge and experience about services across Bassetlaw, helping individuals to access non-medical support services from voluntary organisations and community groups
- Aurora Wellbeing Centre – Our wellbeing practitioner can offer support and advice to people living with cancer and their families
- Citizens Advice Bassetlaw – Citizens Advice provide advice people need for the problems they face and provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice. Advice is given on a range of matters to help people resolve their problems with debt, benefits, employment, housing, discrimination, financial issues and many more issues. It is available to everyone
- Staying Well – supporting patients with Long Term Conditions to better manage their symptoms through a 6 week structured education programme
Insight Healthcare – provide talking therapy interventions and hold weekly clinics on site. This is a self-referral service. To arrange an appointment patients should call 0300 300 0033
- Talkzone – provide counselling services to young people aged 11 – 25 years and hold sessions at our sites. This is a self referral service and more information can be found by visiting talkzone.org.uk
For further information or to book an appointment with any of these services please contact our reception team for more information.
Do you have a health condition where you need support to find and stay in work?
The Health-led Employment Trial is an experimental trial testing a new employment support service for people with a health condition. The trial aims to find out how good this new service is at helping people to find and stay in work, and is now live.
What is the service they are testing?
- One-to-one support to suit your needs and employment goals
- Working with your health care team to help you manage any difficulties
- Help finding a job if you are not in paid employment, and continued support once you have started
- Help to continue working if you are struggling to manage your health condition at work
- Benefits advice to find out if work could increase your income
- Help talking to your employer about your needs at work
- Meetings over the phone or in person at a location that is convenient for you
How does the trial work?
The Health-led Employment Trial is a randomised control trial, meaning people who take part will be randomly placed into one of two research groups. One group will receive the new service and the other group will be provided with information about existing services in their area.
Who is the trial for?
- People with a mental health and/or physical health condition
- People who are out of work and want to work; or working and want support to continue working
- People registered with a GP in South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw
- People aged 18+ at the time of referral
How do you take part?
The next step is to have an initial meeting with the Health-led Employment Trial team to discuss the trial in more detail and decide if you would like to take part.
To arrange an initial meeting, you can either:
- Speak to your GP or local health professional
- Fill in the sign-up form online.
- Contact the Health-led Employment Trial team by email email@example.com or by phone 0114 2900218.
If you are thinking of joining the Health-led Employment Trial and would like to know more there are resources below for you to find out more;