NHS PRESCRIPTION ORDERING DIRECT
Ironbridge Medical Practice are pleased to be able to offer a telephone ordering service for patients who want to order prescriptions. Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) will be available from 1st July 2019 on 01952 580350 - Lines are open Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm.
The NHS Prescription Ordering service (POD) service is the easy way for you to order your repeat prescription. All it takes is a simple phone call which you can make from the comfort of your own home - there's no need to go into your GP practice or pharmacy.
You'll speak to a fully trained call handler who will be able to discuss your prescription needs. Meaning, you'll only order the medication that you need, when you need it. This will help the NHS save money on wasted medicines which can then be used to provide other important services.
Who will you be talking to? The POD is staffed by dedicated, fully trained prescription clerks and clinical members of the Medicines Management team at the NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group. They will have access to all your prescription records and immediate access to your GP Practice should the need arise.Your personal information is secure and confidential in line with NHS requirements.
Already use a pharmacy to order your repeat medication? Your pharmacy will no longer be permitted to order on your behalf. You will need to phone the POD 7 days before your medication is due to run out.
Your existing arrangements for preparing your prescription does not change. If you have a current arrangement with a pharmacy to deliver your prescription, this will continue.
Once you have made the telephone call your prescription request will be authorized by your GP practice within 48 hours (2 working days).
Please allow your Pharmacy a minimum of 24 hours (1 working day) to prepare your medicines.
CALL NHS PRESCRIPTION ORDERING DIRECT ON 01952 580350. LINES ARE OPEN MONDAY TO FRIDAY BETWEEN 8AM AND 6PM.
Try the new NHS App
If you're a patient at our practice you can now use the new NHS App, a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
You can use the NHS App to check your symptoms and get instant advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP medical record and more.
If you already use our online patient access service you can continue to use it. You can use the NHS App as well.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
Sexual Health Services in Telford & Wrekin
The Sexual Health service provides a range of sexual health services to people of all ages in Telford & Wrekin.
There is no need for an appointment as the clinics operate on a ‘walk-in’ basis.
The aim is to raise awareness and prevention of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections. They provide advice and access to contraception methods and treatments as well as treatment for STIs.
All consultations and treatments are free and confidential, even if you are under 16.
For more information, clinic venues and times please call
Sexual Health Service Free on: 0300 123 0994
or visit: www.STWsexualhealth.co.uk
Stop Smoking Service
Improve your chances of successfully going smokefree with advice and support from your local Stop Smoking Service.
To find out more information about your local stop smoking service, which offer both support and medication to help you quit,
Call: 01952 382 582
or visit: www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk
NHS Health Checks
Get your Free NHS Health Check in Telford
We are all at risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease or dementia, but these diseases are preventable.
An NHS Health Check will assess your personal risk of developing one of these conditions, and give you advice and support to reduce your risk.
If you are aged 40 to 74 and you do not suffer from any of these conditions you will be invited by your G.P Practice to attend for an NHS Health Check.
If you do not want to wait for an invitation you can contact your G.P. practice and they will be able to arrange your appointment as long as you are eligible for the check.
For lots of information about what is involved and why you should book your NHS Health Check
Speak to your GP or visit: www.healthcheck.nhs.uk
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