We have now upgraded to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now. Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Changes to Repeat Prescription Ordering
Please note: From 1st September 2019, we will only be able to accept repeat prescription requests sent directly from you, the patient or nominated representative to the GP surgery.
What is changing?
From 1st of September 2019 GP Practices within the Vale of York will be putting a new system in place. This change means that pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. From this date you will need to order your repeat prescription directly from your GP practice.
As a patient, you (or your carer, nominated family member or friend) should order your repeat prescription from the GP practice directly, close to the time you need your medication (7-10 days before the new medication is needed).
If you wish to still use your pharmacies collection or delivery service you may need to inform them that your order has been placed (Please check with your nominated pharmacy).
How can I order my repeat medicines?
The best way to order your repeat medicines would be to do it by enabling online access to your GP directly or via the NHS App for your smartphone or tablet. Please remember to only order the medicines you need a supply of.
Other methods of ordering your prescription include:
- By delivering the repeat prescription box within your GP surgery
- By posting your repeat prescription directly to the GP
- By E-mailing the surgery at VOYCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on this change please either:
Speak to your GP practice directly, or
Visit the Vale of York CCG website: https://www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk/rss/prescribing
Prescribing over the counter medication is changing
Please watch the short video below for information on how prescribing over the counter medication is changing.
Controlled Drug Prescriptions
Any prescriptions which list a controlled drug will now be recorded as collected electronically. ID may be requested for confirmation of who is collecting the prescription. Acceptable forms of ID include bank card, driving license, passport or other photo-identification.
This is to provide a safer and more effective service. Although this process may take a little longer, we thank you for your patience.
NHS Provision of Gluten Free Food in the Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Area.
The Vale of York CCG have given careful consideration to the feedback from the local consultation and the subsequent recommendations from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) review following their national consultation on gluten free foods.
Consequently, the decision has been made by the Vale of York CCG to adopt the position recommended by the DHSC and to provide gluten free bread and mixes on prescription for all patients with a confirmed diagnoses of Coeliac Disease.
Gluten Free Flour will be removed from the national drug tariff and this will mean that it will no longer be able to be prescribed.
The CCG has requested that patients are reminded that “This is our NHS, so let’s take care of it together” and to think about what Gluten Free products are ordered, to only make requests for what you need and to only rely on the NHS supply if absolutely necessary.
Supply Disruption for EpiPen and EpiPen Junior
You can still order your EpiPen as normal, however please be aware it is taking the chemist longer to obtain supplies, so please allow enough time.