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Dr Virmani & Dr BediWhitwick Health CentreNorth StreetWhitwick, LE67 5HXTel: 01530 838866
All prescriptions are issued on the practice computer and repeat prescriptions have a tear off strip on the right hand side which should be used to order repeats.
Written requests may be made giving name, address and date of birth and enclosing a stamped addressed envelope if it is to be returned. Please allow a minimum of 36 hours for repeat prescriptions to be issued (excluding weekends and bank holidays).
Please note we cannot accept requests for medication over the telephone.
You can also request your medication online via the link at the top of this page. If you haven't registered for this service you will need to contact the surgery to request your log in details.
Please see the above tab about InterCare, a charity that provides medical aid for Africa.
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
Medicine and Your Kidneys
Please click on the link above for further information
InterCare collects returned patient medicines free of charge from GP practices that have registered as collectors. These are then taken to our secure warehouse where they are quality controlled by our panel of volunteer doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
Medicines that Inter Care can re-use need to be:
If medicines are taken back to a chemist in the UK, the pharmacist will dispose of them either as landfill or by incineration, with all the environmental consequences that these involve. If however they are returned to a GP practice which is registered with Inter Care and are suitable they will be recycled.
Medicines which Inter Care cannot re-use are bagged up in clinical waste containers and are disposed of in accordance with current regulations.
Twice a year each over 100 health units in Africa receives two consignments of the medicines that they have requested and so crucially need.
There are numerous reasons why patients do not take the medicines prescribed for them in the UK, but these unused medicines are literally lifesavers to people in desperately poor parts of Africa who would otherwise be unable to afford them, or even in some cases may be treated at a health centre that simply cannot obtain them.
If you have medication that you no longer require - please enquire at reception if we can take these for Intercare.
Please click here for a more detailed list of medications that can be sent to InterCare.
Please click here to visit the InterCare Website.