The Apollo Medical Centre Long Term Condition Medication Management Process is based on researched safe practice. It is designed to ensure that you, and all our patients, receive the most appropriate treatment and are given the best advice in order to optimize your health and wellbeing.
You will need to see your doctor at LEAST every six months, for a Long Term Condition Medication Review Consultation. This consultation will provide you with an opportunity to update your doctor on your condition and where appropriate have a physical examination. Specific tests may also be advised. Your doctor will be able to identify any new risk factors or contra- indications to your medication and provide you with the best possible treatment.
This is an important consultation.
Please note that if you want to discuss additional concerns with your doctor you may need to book a double consultation time. The fee for a double consultation is less than the cost of two separate appointments.
Process for requesting a repeat prescription between Long Term Condition Medication Review Consultations
If your GP has advised that your review appointment is appropriate every 6 months rather than every 3 months then:
You can request a repeat prescription by submitting the Repeat Prescription form by clicking here until 30th November 2015 only. After that time we will be closing the website repeat prescription request form, and are highly recommending patients to register with, and use our patient portal Health365 to request their repeat prescriptions. Registration to Health365 needs to be in person with the practice staff, and by providing a photo identification and a current email address. Alternatively you can always phone the receptionist on 09 4773700. You will need to provide your name date of birth, contact phone number and the medications you require.
You will be notified by the nurse if you are required to book a Long Term Condition Medication Review Consultation with your GP. Please alert the nurse if you require your medication before you can see your doctor for this consultation. You may need a consultation with a different doctor or your doctor may be prepared to write script in advance of you seeing him or her. If this is the case you will need to book an appointment with your doctor within 1 to 2 weeks.
If you are eligible for a repeat prescription it will be available for you to collect within three weekdays from when you made the request.
Fees for prescriptions
Different fees apply to each age group and enrolled status so please ask at reception or click here for the pricing page of our website.