Repeat prescriptions are only given after they are agreed with the doctor and entered onto your repeat register. A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required for processing a prescription.
All repeat prescriptions are now processed through West Lancashire CCG POD (prescription ordering direct). The POD is open between 8.30am and 11.30am & 2.30pm and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Online – Visit www.Patient.co.uk/access to register for this easy to use way of ordering your medication. (Please contact the surgery if you need help registering for this). Once authorised this is the most user-friendly method of ordering your prescription
- By contacting the POD - telephone 01695 588522
We now send prescriptions electronically to the chemists and we have a daily collection from some of the pharmacies in the area, your repeat prescription can be forwarded to the pharmacy of your choice.
Please note that we are unable to process repeat prescriptions on the same day that it has been requested.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and you will be required to contact the practice to make this appointment.
Privacy Notice – Medicines Optimisation
Purpose and legal basis for processing
West Lancashire CCG has a duty to secure continuous improvement in the quality of services provided to individuals for or in connection with the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of illness. Taking that into account, The Medicines Management Team supports the CCG with commissioning services that make best use of available medicines. Your personal data will be used to fulfil this duty in respect of promoting cost-effective use of medicines as well as implementing projects or actions to optimise the use of medicines to improve outcomes, enhance patient safety and improve capacity within the local health economy.
The legal basis we rely on under GDPR is Article 6(1)(e) “processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.” For the special categories of data, we rely on Article 9(2)(h) “processing is necessary for the purposes of….the provision of health or social care or treatment”
Source of Data
Data used to fulfil the above duties is received directly from the primary and secondary healthcare providers for which the CCG has responsibility for.
Categories of Data
Typically, clinicians and pharmacists will require access to patient information including NHS Numbers and medication lists.
Recipients of Personal Data
Personal data is shared between the CCG and local healthcare providers including GP Practices. They do this to facilitate the implementation of recommendations by the Medicines Management Team