The Island SurgeryCentral Canvey Primary Care Centre, Long RoadCanvey IslandEssex, SS8 0JATel: 01268 439233
You can now see a GP or Nurse at weekends and bank holidays. Weekend Service - GP HEALTH CARE ALLIANCE
The national data opt-out was introduced on 25 May 2018, enabling patients to opt out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes, in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs.
Patients can view or change their national data opt-out choice at any time by using the online service at www.nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters or by calling 0300 3035678.
By 2020 all health and care organisations are required to be compliant with the national data opt-out policy. NHS Digital and Public Health England are already compliant and are applying national data opt-outs.
For safety reasons we do not take requests for repeat medication over the telephone.
There are many ways to order your repeat prescription. Whichever way you choose please allow us at least 2 working days to prepare your prescription and for it to be checked and signed by the doctor.
Online - Requests can be made using our online service upto 1 week in advance. Ask at our reception for your user details.
Return your repeat slip to the surgery - Requests can be posted into the prescription box in the surgery reception area, sent by post to the surgery address above or alternatively faxed to 01268 439233
Please use the computerised repeat script form where possible to avoid the risk of errors and remember to tick all items required.
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 14 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
We have arrangements with the local pharmacies to collect prescriptions on your behalf. These include Boots Pharmacy, Britannia Pharmacy and Well Pharmacy. Please inform us on your request slip if you would like us to pass them direct to your chosen pharmacy.
Prescriptions can also be collected in person from the surgery or they can be sent to you by post if you provide a stamped addressed envelope.
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
The Island Surgery are now offering the Electronic Prescription Service,(EPS) which allows patients to choose or 'nominate' a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from. Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you nominated. This means: