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Combs Ford Surgery, Combs Lane, Stowmarket, IP14 2SYTel: 01449 678333
8:00 - 13:30
14:30 - 18:00
Please make prescription inquiries through AskmyGP or call between:
10.30am - 12.00pm
2.30pm - 4.00pm
Monday to Friday
From 1st April 2019, the NHS charges per item are:
Four or more prescription items in three months? More than 14 items in 12 month? You may find it cheaper to buy a Prepayment Certificate (PPC). Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
Are you entitled to free prescriptions? Check the NHS website here!
Please send requests via fax or through the SystmOnline service or AskmyGP.
Fax: 01449 778212
Online: Click Here! - If you do not yet have an account please contact our reception team.
Unfortunately, the Dispensary is unable to accept requests for prescriptions over the telephone or via email.
Prescription medication can be collected from pharmacies and chemists. Your prescription can also be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. If you live more than 1 mile from a pharmacy you can collect your medication from our onsite dispensary.
If the hospital has given you with a "Hospital Only" prescription, only the hospital pharmacy can issue those medications.
We require a minimum of 48 hours to process a repeat prescription request. This allows time to consult your medical records, see if you are due a medical review and check that the medication is on your repeat list. This is then checked again and signed by a doctor.
You many be contacted if you are due a medical review, or if you have requested medication which is not on your repeat list.
If the medication is unusual we may need to source it from another supplier.
If you have recently been in hospital, they may have added to or changed your medication. It can take time for the discharge summaries to come through and update our records. If you are aware of a hospital changing your medication please bring a copy of your discharge summary/medication with you to the surgery.
Pain killers for minor aches and pains
(paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin)
Treatments for non-serious constipation
NHS Suffolk spent £5 million on these items last year! It could have been spent on treating serious, life-threatening illnesses.
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