Prescriptions

Important Information Regarding Changes from 4th November 2019:

Hyndburn Central Primary Care Network Prescription Hub. The new way we are processing prescriptions.  From Monday 4th November 2019 all prescription requests for patients registered at Blackburn Road Surgery will be processed by Hyndburn Central PCN Prescription Hub.  Based on the first floor of the Acorn Primary Healthcare Centre 421 Blackburn Road, Accrington.  Prescriptions can be ordered Monday to Friday between 9am and 5.30pm in the following ways: Via MyGP app or EMIS online access.  By ticking the right hand side of your prescription slip and posting into the prescription box at the hub or your registered GP surgery.  By Royal Mail

 

Repeat Prescriptions

You can order your repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • Online - See further down page for information
  • In Person - Post slip in box in reception or Prescribing HUB
  • Post - Post your request slip to the surgery address

We can also send your prescription direct to the pharmacy electronically once complete. For more information regarding collection or delivery of your medication please contact your chosen Pharmacy or speak to the Prescribing HUB staff.

Prescriptions can be collected after 10.00am in the morning. If you are seeing a GP or nurse the day you expect to collect a prescription you will be able to collect them when you come for your appointment regardless of whether it is before 10:00am, so long as it is ready. We have politely asked pharmacies to collect after 11:00am to avoid congestion for patients earlier on.

Please allow 48 hours for any repeat medication. If your prescription is put in after 2.00pm it may not be processed until the following day, eg if put in after 2.00pm Monday it may not be ready until Thursday morning.

Should any patient not be able to order online and struggles with ANY of the above ordering methods then please speak to the Prescribing HUB team to see what we can offer to help.

Repeat Prescriptions Online

You can request repeat medication online. To do this you need to register with the practice and obtain a password to enable you to access this service. Once your registration account is created you will need to come into the surgery with your passport or driving licence so that your account can be activated you will be able to use the system to request repeat medication as required. There are 2 main options, either via the MyGP App or Patient Access website.

Via The App

Download our new appointment bookings app to your smartphone for free. myGP was developed to make access to healthcare easier and faster for patients. Once downloaded, simply log-in with your date of birth and mobile number. You can also add the people you care for, allowing you to book and cancel appointments for them. It’s really that easy! For more information please click below:

For more information on the MyGP App please click here

 Download the MyGo app to your smartphone

Via The Website

For more information about Patient Access please click here.

If you already have your password then you can click the link below to access Patient Access.

click here for online access

Sign in to Patient Access

Acute Prescription Requests

We do accept requests for medication that may not be on your repeat medications list but this is up to the GP whether he can give. Please give as many details as possible to the receptionists when asked so that the doctor is able to make a better judgement on whether he can prescribe the requested items without seeing you. Should the doctor decline the request and want to see you instead please bear in mind that it is the doctor making this decision and not the receptionists. We ask patients to give us 48hours to process these requests the same as we do with repeat prescriptions.

New Patients Prescribing Policy

The doctors in this Practice only prescribe short courses of the following drugs in exceptional circumstances due to their addictive nature:

  • Temazepam
  • Nitrazepam
  • Lormetazepam
  • Diazepam
  • Lorazolam
  • Zopiclone
  • Zolpidem

If you wish to join the Practice and are currently taking one of more of these drugs you will be asked to consent and participate in a planned reduction programme - you will receive full support from the Practice.

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