Mayflower Medical Centre419 Main RoadDovercourt, HarwichEssex, CO12 4EXTel: 01255 879400
Due a change in EU regulations, if you would like your computer to remember your 'prescription information' you will need to return to our HOME page and click on the 'ALLOW COOKIES' button (located in the ribbon at the bottom of the page) BEFORE submitting your request. (17/05/12)
If you are on long term treatment, your doctor may agree to supply some of your repeat prescriptions without seeing you. Requests for repeat prescriptions must be made at least two working days in advance either in writing, or by your prescription side slip or online, via the link on this page.
If you wish, you may nominate a chemist and your prescription will be sent directly there for you, please allow 5 working days, from the time of your request to your collection, this will allow the chemist time to process your prescription.
We also offer a repeat dispensing service (please contact reception for more information) and online access which allows you to view and order your prescription online. Please click on Emis Access tab for more information.
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.
From 1 April 2017, the charges are:
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC. The charge for a single prescription item is £8.60 whereas a three month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
NHS North East Essex has asked GPs to reduce their prescribing of the following medicines:
- Pain killers for minor aches and pains - Cough and cold remedies
- Tonics, vitamins & health supplements - Travel medicines
- Antiperspirants - Treatments for non-serious constipation or diarrhoea
- Treatments for minor acne and minor nail infections • Threadworm tablets
- Lozenges, throat sprays, mouthwashes & gargles
- Creams, gels & Tubigrip for sprains, sports injuries, bruising, tattoos & varicose veins
- Athlete’s foot creams and powders - Ear wax removers - Slimming preparations
- Barrier creams for nappy rash - Creams for female facial hair
- Head lice lotions and shampoos
- Moisturisers & bath additives for minor dry skin conditions
- Hay fever preparations - Ear wax removers - Indigestion remedies
- Foods and toilet preparations where not clinically indicated e.g. gluten free foods, sip feeds, soya milks and sun creams
Patient Access lets you use the online services of your local practice. These may include arranging appointments, repeat medication, secure messages, medical record and updating your details. In order for us to approve your application, you will need to complete this form and bring it to the Mayflower Medical Centre, along with:Two forms of identification (one of which must be photographic ID) if you are requesting full access. One form of identification, preferably photographic, if you only want to use Patient Access for prescriptions. Please ask to see the secretaries, who are available Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm. Acceptable ID documents include passports, photo driving licences and bank statements, but not bills.Once we have received your ID and registration form, the request will be processed and you will be able to login here. Please read our Patient Access FAQ for more information.
It will be your responsibility to keep your login details and password safe and secure. If you know or suspect that your record has been accessed by someone that you have not agreed should see it, then you should change your password immediately.
If you can’t do this for some reason, we recommend that you contact the practice so that they can remove online access until you are able to reset your password.
If you print out any information from your record, it is also your responsibility to keep this secure. If you are at all worried about keeping printed copies safe, we recommend that you do not make copies at all.
The practice has the right to remove online access to services for anyone that doesn’t use them responsibly
For more information, ask at your local pharmacy or visit www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/help-nhs-prescription-costs/electronic-prescriptionsYou can also consider repeat dispensing if you have repeat medications and your GP is satisfied that you are stable on them. Read our leaflet on repeat dispensing for more information.
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