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Stanley Court Surgery , Burscough Health Centre, Stanley Court, Lord Street, Burscough, Lancashire, L40 4LATel: 01704 396080
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:
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
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 for 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 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery. During bank holiday periods the turn around for repeat prescriptions will increase.