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St Catherine’s Surgery, First Floor, Wing 4, St Catherine's Health Centre, Church Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, CH42 0LQTel: 0151 643 6700
When can you order your medication?
Online using Patient Access - click here for more information
Send an email to email@example.com please remember to include your name, date of birth and then the medication you require.
In person at the Surgery during our opening hours by completing an order slip and placing in the red boxes on both the 1st and 2nd floor reception desks. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE SURGERY IF YOU OR YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE EXPERIENCING ANY COVID 19 SYMPTOMS
Providing there are no issues with your medication, your prescription should be ready after 4pm two full working days after we receive your request. However for items that are not on your repeat prescription may take longer. Please can we advise that we DO NOT contact you to confirm when your prescription is ready but you can always call us on 0151 643 6700 during our opening hours once you have allowed the two working days to pass.
If your medication request is from Outpatients, your prescription should be ready after 4pm seven working days after we receive the request.
As you can request your medication up to 7 days before running out we hope that you should not find yourself in this situation. However, if you have run out or have less than two working days supply remaining then we as your Surgery will try to help where we can, but due to the volume of medication requests we receive daily it is highly probable you may still have to wait.
If your medication is on the NHS urgent list (please see below) and you have clearly marked your request as URGENT then we will endeavour to issue the relevant medication within one working day. Should we not be able to do due to your request coming in late in the day or close to the weekend then we would advise you contact NHS 111 to discuss your request.
Urgent medication list
There are certain medications that you may take or use on a 'as and when needed' basis. This can mean they move into your past medication list on our records. Please still request using one of the methods above BUT include the reason why you need the medication at this time. We will then send your request onto the GP and await their decision. We will always contact you should there be an issue.
Prescriptions for the contraceptive pill, and pill checks are now available from your local pharmacy by contacting the pharmacy directly to book an appointment. If you are a female aged between 18-45 and needing a repeat prescription, please see the link below for information on participating pharmacies to contact regarding your prescription. This service is not suitable for women who want to start the pill or have had a long break and want to restart.https://www.england.nhs.uk/primary-care/pharmacy/pharmacy-integration-fund/nhs-community-pharmacy-contraception-management-service-pilot/pilot-sites/
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For information on exemptions and how to apply please click here