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We are moving to electronic prescribing (EPS) in mid October. 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.


Our 2017 flu clinics are underway. 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 17.10.17

No Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid nor Tetanus vaccines

There is a global shortage of Hepatitis A vaccines. We do not have any stock of Hepatitis A nor combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid nor Tetanus vaccines at present. We are waiting for an update on when we will receive vaccines. The following options are recommended at the present time to get a Hepatitis A or combined Hepatitis A and Typhoid or tetanus vaccine:


Hearing Aid Battery provision – important changes

From June you will need a battery book to obtain hearing aid batteries. You can get a battery book by:

  • Emailing your name, date of birth and address with the subject of Battery Card to audiology.royalberkshire@nhs.net OR
  • By sending your details to Batteries, Audiology 3, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading, RG1 5AN OR
  • By collecting one at your next visit to the drop-in repairs or maintenance clinics

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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