Cricketfield Surgery

Cricketfield Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 2AS

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Prescriptions

These are usually given for one or two months at a time. If you are on a regular prescription and you do not need to see the doctor each month, simply request a further supply of medication by using the computer counterfoil, which is attached to each prescription. Once detached it should be kept in a safe place for further use although if you do lose it you can simply write down your request and submit this to the surgery. If you have lost the counterfoil and are unsure what your prescription(s) are then please contact the surgery.

Completed requests can be left at the surgery, the easiest way to do this is by using the box provided near the front entrance, although you can also pass it directly to our reception staff or post it to us enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.

Please note that prescriptions dropped off at the surgery after 4pm will not start to be processed until the next working day.

Requests are also accepted by email prescription.cricketfield@nhs.net

Prescription requests for those patients registered as housebound and chemist enquiries:

Please phone between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm on 01626 208020

Prescriptions can be collected after two full standard working days (therefore not including weekends and bank holidays), from the time we start processing. Please also note if you have asked a Chemist to collect then they have different schedules for collection so please check this with them, as it may only be once a week.

Your doctor may indicate on the counterfoil that your medication needs reviewing from time to time. If your repeat medications do need updating please contact the Surgery to ask your Doctor to review your prescription(s).

On-line Ordering

Repeat prescriptions may also be ordered online.  You will need to apply for online access to obtain a user name and password for this service.

Electronic Prescriptions

The majority of prescriptions can be sent electronically.  This means that it is possible to have a prescription sent to any pharmacy partaking in the scheme.  This may be useful if you are away from home (within the UK) and need medication. Please ask when ordering your prescription.

Emergency Chemists

A list appears every week in the local paper and is also on display in the Surgery and at chemists’ shops.

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.

Third Party Prescription Services

Please review the guidance from NHS England on the dangers of buying medications online, how to best use an online pharmacy and check for the General Pharmaceutical Council’s (GPhC) internet pharmacy logo to identify legitimate online pharmacies.

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/dangers-of-buying-medicines-online/

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Opening Times

  • Monday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Friday
    08:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
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