On the 7 August 2017 the way you order your prescription will change.
Following audits of repeat prescripiotn ordering and in efforts to reduce wastage of medicines, East Lancashire Clinical Commissiong Group (EL CCGG) are supporting practices to cease accepting third part prescription ordering from local pharmacies..
In other areas this new repeat prescribing proceedure has resulted in reduced wastage and has also helped to free up practice time. The CCGs Medicines Management Team is currently working with Manchester Road Surgery to implemnet the new system which promotes patient empowerment and ownership of repeat medication needs.
From 7.8.17 patients will be able to order medications in the following ways.
Methods of Ordering Prescriptions as of 7.8.17.docx
From 7 August 2017 please allow 48 hours before collecting your prescriptions. Certain chemists will collect prescriptions for you and in some cases deliver the medication. Enquiries should be made to your local pharmacy.