Did you know as much as £5.5 million is wasted each year in Devon on unused medicines?
The same amount could pay for approximately:
730 heart bypass operations
or 1,000 hip replacements
or 2,235 knee replacements
or 10,720 cataract operations
You can help us use this NHS money in Devon more wisely:
Check - Look at your supplies-order only the items that you need
Listen -Listen to the advice from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist and take all the medicines as instructed on the label.
Tell - Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if your medicines are not agreeing with you or you have stopped taking them.
Tick - Using the counterfoil of the prescription, tick only the medicines you need, and remember "Tick in haste-medicines waste"
Open - Open your bag of medication while at the pharmacy. If you have item (s) not requested, or surplus to your needs for the next month, please return these before leaving.
Your prescription has a tear off slip with your repeat medicines listed. When you require a further repeat tick the box by the medicine you require and either hand it into the health centre in the box provided inside the main reception entrance or post it to us.
Of course if you prefer, you can order your repeat medication via this website by completing the request form following the link on this page.
If you would like the prescription to be posted to you, please provide a stamped addressed envelope.
48 hours notice is required for processing prescriptions.
Requests for prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone, except in an emergency.
Arrangements can be made with the local chemist, South Brent Pharmacy, to collect your prescriptions. By using this service you can contact them and ask for them to order your regular medication. You can then collect your medication from the Pharmacy after 3 working days (This allows for delivery and collection of your request to the Health Centre). Please note that if you request a specific pharmacy this will be added to your medication notes so that all your prescriptions are forwarded to them.
This practice is able to send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. If you usually come into the Health Centre to collect your prescription you can now nominate a preferred pharmacy and we will be able to send the prescription directly to them electronically which can save you time, Please speak to reception for more details.
The Ivybridge Pharmacy offers a free collection and delivery service of your prescription.
We also have arrangements in place to forward prescriptions to Boots, Day Lewis and Ivybridge Pharmacies in Ivybridge. Please inform us if you wish to use any of these services.
At times the doctors may request to see you before issuing a repeat prescription, if this is the case you will be contacted and asked to make an appointment.