West Barnes Surgery229 West Barnes LaneNew MaldenSurrey, KT3 6JDTel: 020 8336 1773
Shingles Vaccines for 70 and 79 year olds will be available. Please book with the Practice Nurse.
Saturday weekend clinics will no longer be available from April 2019.
If agreed by the doctor, you may obtain repeat prescription medicines. You will be advised and given further information. It is important to keep review date appointments to continue to receive your medicines this way.
To request a repeat prescription use the right hand slip and tick the items required then place in the box provided in the waiting room porch or, alternatively, you can post your request and we will send the prescription to you if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
We ask you to allow at least 48 hours for your next prescription to be available for collection.
Some local chemists may collect your prescription for you but you will have to make the arrangements with them yourself.
No prescription requests will be accepted over the telephone. You can now order repeat prescriptions on-line via this website. To use this service you need to register in person beforehand. Parents can register on behalf of children who are under 17 years of age.
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
Over the Counter Medicines
In line with guidance from NHS England and the South West London Clinical Commissioning Groups, Village Surgery will not routinely prescribe medication for certain conditions. Where:
Routine prescribing of treatments for the conditions shown below is no longer supported:
Acute sore throat
Infrequent cold sores of the lip
Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
Cradle cap (Seborrhoeic dermatitis – infants)
Prevention of dental caries
Insect bites and stings
Ringworm/ Athletes foot
Dry eyes/ sore tired eyes
Sunburn due to excessive sun exposure
Mild dry skin
Teething/ mild toothache
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Mild irritant dermatitis
Mild to moderate hay fever/ seasonal rhinitis
Minor burns and scalds
Warts and verrucae
Indigestion and heartburn
Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and/ or fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
Rationale (as per SW London CCG policy)
The rationale for this decision has been provided by the SW London CCGs as is as follows:
Exceptions and Exclusions
As in all areas, the GP has discretion whether or not to comply and will make an informed clinical judgement depending on the circumstances. There are also established exceptions which he or she may take into account. These are as follows:
Note that being exempt from paying a prescription charge does not automatically warrant an exception to the guidance
Guidance for patients, carers and guardians
NHS England » Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing: patient leaflets
Guidance for Children at School or Nursery
Medicines in schools and nurseries
Schools and childcare providers sometimes ask parents/carers to obtain prescriptions or written permission from a GP for over the counter medication such as paracetamol before they will administer to the children in their care. To support implementation of this, the CCGs would like to clarify the interpretation around the current guidance around use of medicines in nurseries and schools.
Nurseries: The Department for Education revised their ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ guidance in April 2017 EYFS Statutory Framework 2017, which refers to the handling of medicines by EYFS providers.
Schools: The 2015 Department for Education issued statutory guidance ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.’
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