MEDICATION ORDERING THROUGHOUT THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD
We are allowing patients to order their December prescriptions early to save having to collect over the Christmas and New Year period, and would suggest ordering in the first two weeks of the month to ensure smooth turn around. A 5 working day turnaround still applies.
TORKSEY Deliveries will continue as normal throughout the festive period, however if you would prefer not receive a delivery during this time, feel free to order earlier in December. Please just pop a note on your request to state that you would rather collect this time.
Ordering times remain the same - please order by 2pm Friday for delivery the following week.
PHARMACY OPENING TIMES FOR COLLECTION ARE AS FOLLOWS
MON-FRI 11am - 1pm & 4pm - 6pm
Currently the turn around for collection is 5 working days.
TELEPHONE QUERIES TIMES ARE AS FOLLOWS
Dispensary phone lines will only be open for queries between 2pm - 5pm MON-FRI.
PLEASE NOTE IF ORDERED ON A FRIDAY YOUR NEXT COLLECTION WILL BE WEDNESDAY. WE DO NOT PROCESS PRESCRIPTIONS OVER THE WEEKEND.
We do not take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions.
There are post boxes internally at Torksey and Saxilby Surgeries.
Alternatively, requests can be faxed, posted to the surgery or ordered online via the link at the top of this page. Please ring reception for more details on how to obtain your unique password.
Please ensure you only order what you NEED. Medication waste costs the NHS approximately £300 MILLION a year.
If you are a patient on our dispensing list i.e. you live more than 1 mile from your nearest pharmacy you can collect your prescribed medication from the surgery. However, if you live less than 1 mile from the nearest pharmacy the rules do not allow us to dispense your medicines and you will have to get your medicines from a chemist. We can arrange for prescriptions to be sent to a chemist of your choice i.e. Skellingthorpe, Saxilby etc. Please note it is your responsibility to indicate where you would like to collect your medication.
PRESCRIPTION EXEMPTION CHECKER
Many of us assume that we are entitled to FREE prescriptions, but getting it wrong could cost you. A new campaign from NHS England and NHS Business Service Authority aims to help people understand if they are entitled to FREE prescriptions and how to claim correctly to avoid penalty charge notices of up to £100.
All you need to do is visit www.nhs.uk/checkbeforeyoutick to use the eligibility checker. Answering a few simple questions will help you understand if you can tick the box for a free prescription, and what you proof you need to show your pharmacists when you're collecting your prescription, or when it's being delivered to you.
If you are NOT entitled to FREE prescriptions, there's other financial help available such as the NHS Low Income Scheme and NHS Prepayment Certificates. To find out more, visit www.nhs.uk/healthcosts.