Saltdean and Rottingdean Medical Practice

Saltdean and Rottingdean Medical Practice

Grand Ocean, Longridge Avenue, Saltdean, Brighton, BN2 8BU

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NHS

Telephone: 01273 305 723

Fax: 01273 300 962

bhccg.g81076@nhs.net

Our Practice Area covers Saltdean, Rottingdean, Woodingdean and Ovingdean 

Prescriptions

There are several ways you can order your repeat medication. We ask for 48 hours for your request to be processed. 

  • Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions by completing the tear off portion of their last prescription. Simply mark the items required. You can put your repeat in the post box just outside our front door
  • You can register for our online service by clicking on this link here 
  • By calling Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) – see below. This freephone line is available Monday-Friday 08:00-16:00 -excluding bank holidays. When you call you will need to confirm which surgery you belong to along with your name and date of birth.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor once a year to review these regular medications. A notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

The NHS spends approximately £569 million on prescriptions for medicines which could be purchased over the counter from a pharmacy, petrol station or supermarket, at a lower cost than that which would be incurred by the NHS. In line with guidance from NHS England the Brighton & Hove and High Weald Lewes Havens CCGs are recommending GPs will no longer routinely prescribe medicines from common conditions which can be bought over the counter. By reducing the spend on treating minor conditions that are self-limiting and encouraging self-care, the NHS can spend the money it will save on treatments that have a greater impact on health. The GP will no longer routinely prescribe:

  • Items of limited clinical effectiveness such as pro-biotics, vitamins and minerals
  • Medications for self-limiting conditions which do not require any medical advice or treatment as it will clear up on its own, such as a cough, sore throat and colds.
  • Treatments for a condition that is suitable for self-care, which can be treated with items that can be easily purchased over the counter from a pharmacy, such as indigestion, mouth ulcers, warts and verrucae.

Being EXEMPT from paying a PRESCRIPTION CHARGE or having a PRE-PAYMENT CERTIFICATE does not automatically warrant an exception

Speak to your local pharmacist about stocking up on your medicines cabinet to treat common conditions for you and your family.  By keeping a selection of essential medications at home you can treat common conditions in a timely manner: avoid unnecessary trips to see your doctor and/or even visits to the A&E Department

https://www.england.nhs.uk/2018/03/nhs-england-frees-up-millions-of-pounds-which-could-be-used-for-frontline-services/

Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 until 18:00
    Phone Lines Until 18:30
  • Tuesday
    08:00 until 18:00
    Phone Lines Until 18:30
  • Wednesday
    08:00 until 18:00
    Phone Lines Until 18:30
  • Thursday
    08:00 until 18:00
    Phone Lines Until 18:30
  • Friday
    08:00 until 18:00
    Phone Lines Until 18:30
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED