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Please park carefully in the car park while there is snow and slush on the ground.  Please may we remind patients to keep warm and to re-arrange your appointment if you will struggle to get to the health centre today.


We have gone live with electronic prescribing (EPS). EPS makes it possible for your prescription to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.  Please click on the EPS link on the right hand side for more information.


FLU VACCINATION

Please make an appointment for a flu vaccination if you are in any of these categories:

Children aged 2 and 3 years;     Over 65s;     Pregnant women;    

Registered carers;     Care home residents;    

Aged 6 months to under 65 years and in a clinical risk group

Please click on our 2017-18 flu clinic page on the right hand side of the screen for further information.


UPDATED 11.12.17

No Hepatitis A and limited combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid, Tetanus vaccines

We have limited supplies of Tetanus, combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid and no Hepatitis A. Please check on the availability of these vaccines with Reception in plenty of time before travelling. Patients may need to obtain these vaccines privately at the MASTA Travel Clinic in Reading or at a large Boots store if we do not have the vaccines in stock.


Chlamydia

Patients can access a free online chlamydia testing service at https://chlamydia.sexualhealthoxfordshire.nhs.uk/

Electronic Prescribing (EPS)

If you get regular prescriptions, the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP.  EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.

Choosing a pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to process your EPS prescription is called nomination.  This means you will no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice – instead, you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.

Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait.  However, this depends on the capacity of pharmacists on the day, and may not be possible all the time.

You may be able to order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online if your GP practice offers a GP online service.  Check with your GP practice to find out how you can register for an account.

For more detailed information, click on the EPS patient information sheet  or watch "What is EPS?" on the EPS YouTube channel.

In the future, EPS will become the default option for the prescribing, dispensing and reimbursement of prescriptions in primary care in England. More information about this will be available soon.

SCHC patient EPS information sheet



 
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