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IMPORTANT NOTICE  - ST DAMIAN'S SURGERY PROPOSED CLOSURE 


We will be holding drop in clinics at our St Damian’s Surgery, Melksham for our patients to come and discuss their concerns with our management team on:



  • Monday 19th November: 9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.

  • Wednesday 21st November:  9am until 12 noon & 2pm until 4pm.


There will be two public consultations meeting on:



  • Wednesday 5th December at 2pm at the Assembly Hall Melksham

  • Monday 10th December at 7pm in the Town Hall, Melksham.


  


Although we understand that you may have questions, it would be helpful if you could attend these specific meetings, where we will try and address your concerns and ensure that you receive all of the information that you need at this time. This will enable us to continue the provision of our clinical care, as normal, until a formal decision has been reached.

 Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

EPSFrom 17.10.15 the Practice will go live with Electronic Prescribing.

 

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

If you collect your repeat prescriptions from the Practice you will not have to visit the Surgery to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.

You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
Do not want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.

Collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

It may not be if you:

if you do not get prescriptions very often.

pick up your medicines from different places.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

a pharmacy.

a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser.

Practice leaflet please click here

EPS Summary for Patients

For more information please click here 

 

 
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