Prescriptions

You can order your repeat prescription via the following options:

The practice operates a computerised repeat prescription system. If you are taking regular medication your doctor will authorise a repeat prescription, listing the details of your treatment.

If you are expecting to collect your medication directly from one of the local chemists then please allow 3 days (excluding weekends).

If you have any enquiries regarding your prescription, please call 01572 722621 (option 2). Please note that we cannot take prescription requests over the phone.

Changes to prescribing at this surgery

Oakham Medical Practice as a provider of Primary Healthcare commissioned through the East Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Group have been asked to share the attached document with you. It explains some of the measures being taken to reduce prescribing costs and identifies that in several areas, it is cheaper to purchase medication over the counter, rather than have it prescribed.

There are exemptions for some people but we would urge all our patients to visit the CCG website for further details or, ask for a copy of the relevant leaflet from the Practice/Surgery. Please do not be offended by these changes, we simply wanted to make you aware that over-the-counter prescribing is available to you.

View the document to find out more…

Local Pharmacies

There are three local pharmacies, all of which have a collection service. One of the pharmacies is adjacent to the practice but you are free to take your prescription to whichever you choose.

Out of hours, there is an on-call rota for the pharmacists who will remain open until 6.30pm each weekday, 5.30pm on Saturdays and from 12.00pm – 1.00pm on Sundays.

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