Prescriptions – some changes

This is just a brief note to wish you a Happy New Year and to let you know about some changes that will be introduced from February 1st 2011 regarding prescriptions. 

Over the past year there has been a significant increase in requests for urgent same day prescriptions to be telephoned or faxed to a patient’s pharmacy.  Whilst we are happy to provide this service, from the 1st of February we will introduce a small charge (£25.00) for same day prescriptions of this nature.

Prescription requests for post or collection will of course continue to be at no charge and will be available for collection or posted next working day.    We can generally fill these requests when it is a repeat medication but this is always at Dr Kapff’s discretion.  In some instances, a medication review appointment may be necessary.  Patients generally must be seen before antibiotics can be prescribed. 

We are also happy to fill one off prescriptions for relatives who may be visiting and find themselves without medication; usually a visit to the surgery for a short appointment will be required.  If you have any questions at all about changes to phone  prescriptions please contact Dr Kapff’s PA Christina Macaulay on telephone number 020 7235 8298.

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