Changes to the ways in which prescriptions can be ordered
We have moved to a new system of ordering prescriptions - the prescription Medicines Ordering Line (MOL). This is a dedicated phone number (01246 588860) which can be phoned between 08:00-16:00 Mon-Fri (excluding bank holidays).
This change only affects those patients who order via phone, via email or have a pharmacist order on their behalf.
More information is available below:
If you do not wish to phone through your repeat prescription you can still order via;
- using the NHS App
- using your online medical record/internet
- by emailing ddccg.northMOLonlinerequests@nhs.net If you email your prescription to the above address a member of the MOL team will call you back within 2 working days to confirm your request (please make sure you leave extra time for this). Please include you name, date of birth, contact telephone number and the name of your GP practice (Dronfield Medical Practice) in your initial email to them.
- in person in the surgery (you will be asked to fill in a form in 'prescriptions area' the waiting room)
- by returning the counterfoil of an old prescription to the surgery and indicating the item(s) you require
- by post
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
Patients who require daily medication may be offered the option of an automatically generated monthly prescription once the doctor is happy that their condition is stabilised. There would then be no need to order your medication - the prescription would be ready to collect as you come to end of your month's supply of tablets.
We can even arrange for the prescription to be sent to one of the local chemists for you.
Help with NHS costs
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those who are age exempt
- those with certain medical conditions
- More information is available at NHS Choices
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
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.
- Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
- General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see our Practice Pharmacist, (a relatively new role), doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.