Merritt Medical CentreMerritt GardensChessingtonSurrey, KT9 2GYTel: 020 8397 6361
We will now be open every Saturday morning between 08.00am – 11.00am offering a mixture of pre-bookable and same day appointments.
We are pleased to welcome on board Dr Manotheethan Jegasothy who joined the team in February.
We also have a registrar joining us in February.
If you need to see a Doctor on the weekend when we are closed you can access the Extended Hours Primary Care Service which provides additional appointments for Kingston residents between the hours of 6.30pm - 20.00pm Monday to Friday plus 08.00am - 20.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Full details can be found under Opening Times - When we are closed
Most prescriptions have a tear-off portion listing all your current medication. When you require a repeat, put a tick against the item and return the form to the surgery. You may post it to us, hand it in at reception, or put it in the repeat prescription box in the waiting room.
You can also order a repeat from this website via the above link. First time users are required to complete a simple one-off registration.
Alternatively you may request a repeat by letter or fax. If you would like us to return your prescription by post, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and allow enough time for delivery.
For safety reasons we do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
In addition, several pharmacies provide a service for ordering and collecting repeat prescriptions. Please speak to your pharmacy if you would like to make use of this.
Repeat dispensing is a new service that is available in cooperation with most pharmacies. If your repeat prescription is unlikely to change over a six or twelve month period you may be eligible for repeat dispensing. When you have a review with your doctor you may ask to take part in this. You need to choose one pharmacy to hold your prescriptions and agree that they and your doctor may share information about the scripts. You will then be issued with prescriptions to cover the whole period until your next review, which you then take to the pharmacy where you will collect your regular medication without needing to visit the surgery until you are due for review.
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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
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.
Over the Counter Medicine
Position statement on the prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter for self-limiting and minor health conditions
In line with NHS England’s guidance on conditions for which over-the-counter items should not be routinely prescribed, SW London CCGs* do not support routine prescribing of medicines available to purchase over the counter as treatments for self-limiting and minor health conditions where:
Self-care is the most appropriate route
Medicines and treatments are available to buy over the counter
Routine prescribing of treatments for the conditions shown below is no longer supported. Acute sore throat
Infrequent cold sores of the lip
Coughs and colds and nasal congestion
Cradle cap (Seborrhoeic dermatitis – infants)
Prevention of dental caries
Insect bites and stings
Ringworm/ Athletes foot
Dry eyes/ sore tired eyes
Sunburn due to excessive sun exposure
Mild dry skin
Teething/ mild toothache
Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis)
Mild irritant dermatitis
Mild to moderate hay fever/ seasonal rhinitis
Minor burns and scalds
Warts and verrucae
Indigestion and heartburn
Minor conditions associated with pain, discomfort and/ or fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
Clinical judgment should be used when considering whether it is acceptable or appropriate to ask patients to purchase their medication. For details of exclusions to this guidance, please see Appendix 1 for general exemptions and https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed-in-primary-care-guidance-for-ccgs/ for condition specific exclusions.
Reference: NHS England ‘Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs’ (March 2018) https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/conditions-for-which-over-the-counter-items-should-not-routinely-be-prescribed-in-primary-care-guidance-for-ccgs/ Final 27 August 2018 v1
Guidance and recommendations for clinicians
Patient Leaflets and support materials
NHS England has published patient materials to support implementation of this guidance and includes:
Print ready and design files of the leaflet are available from NHS Comms Link. https://nhsi.kahootz.com/connect.ti. You will need to create an account if you don't already have one.
Guidance for patients, carers and guardians
Guidance for Schools and Nurseries
Medicines for Schools and Nurseries
Schools and childcare providers sometimes ask parents/carers to obtain prescriptions or written permission from a GP for over the counter medication such as paracetamol before they will administer to the children in their care. To support implementation of this, the CCGs would like to clarify the interpretation around the current guidance around use of medicines in nurseries and schools.
The Department for Education revised their ‘Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage’ guidance in April 2017 EYFS Statutory Framework 2017, which refers to the handling of medicines by EYFS providers. – http://bit.ly/2mRqffO
The 2015 Department for Education issued statutory guidance ‘Supporting pupils at school with medical conditions.’ – http://bit.ly/2wGLwtb
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