From 1st June 2022, Longshore Surgeries will be managing the Phlebotomy service internally across the three branches. Please call your Reception team for an appointment.
With your doctor’s agreement you may obtain repeat prescriptions without seeing the doctor each time. For Kessingland patients, please give three working days notice, (not counting the day of request and weekends) of such requests so that your own doctor can check the prescription.
We like repeat prescription requests to be posted, or left in writing at the surgery. Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration.
For Wangford and Wrentham patients, please give three working days notice not including weekends before collecting.
We dispense medicines to some of our patients from Wrentham and Wangford surgeries. Regulations prevent us from dispensing to patients who live too near to a chemist. We provide prescriptions for these patients to be taken to a chemist.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.