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Harrogate District Hospital is experiencing unprecedented high levels of admissions and would ask members of the public to only use the A&E Department if emergency medical attention is needed. We would always encourage the public to consider using other services that are available to ensure that patients with emergency conditions can be seen as soon as possible.
For patients with non-emergency symptoms please visit your community Pharmacist for advice or look online for advice at https://www.nhs.uk/pages/home.aspx
If you feel you need medical attention but are unsure where to turn, please contact NHS 111. If you feel that you do need to see a clinician, please consider ringing your GP practice to book an appointment with them or request an appointment at the extended hours Primary Care Hubs in Harrogate (and Ripon if you are a Ripon patient) which are open on Saturday morning. NHS 111 is still available when the practice is closed if you feel you need out of hours non-emergency medical help and advice.
"If you have not registered for on-line prescription requests, please come in to the Practice for further information, along with forms of I.D (photographic ID and a utility bill for proof of address)".
Repeat prescribing guidelines require that the quantities of medication issued on repeat prescriptions will usually be for a single month's supply. A review of medication given on repeat prescriptions is undertaken at intervals of usually no more than six months (and may require blood tests or an appointment with the nurse rather than the doctor). This allows us to ensure that continuing treatment is appropriate and safe.
There are three ways to request a repeat prescription:
The regulations allow us to dispense to those of our patients who live more than a mile (as the crow flies) from the nearest community pharmacy. We cannot dispense to any other patients.
If you live more than one mile from a pharmacy you may collect your medicines from our dispensary.
If you have an exemption certificate please be prepared to show it to the dispenser before collecting your medicines.
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 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 14 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
Please allow 3 working days (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays), for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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