August Bank Holiday
Monday 27th August 2018 - CLOSED
We will open as usual from Tuesday 29th August 2018
You can still ring 03451220809 or 03451220819 to book, change or cancel your appointment or request repeat medication. Should you have a medical emergency that CANNOT WAIT until we reopen, please ring either:
- Out of Hours: 111
- i-Heart: 01226 242419
Our next Patient Panel Group is on 28th November 2018 at 2.00pm at Sheffield Road Surgery - please come along and join our patient group and have your say.
General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) - implemented 25th May 2018
We are committed to ensure that your privacy is protected and compliant with GDPR. We hold your personal/medical data and sometimes it is shared with other health professions in relation to medical care. Please advise a member of our team should you wish to dissent from sharing.
Important changes to the way repeat prescriptions are ordered
A repeat prescription request must be from you or through your nominated family member or friend.
Pharmacists and dispensing companies will no longer be able to order these for you.
If you care for someone you can request permission to order repeat prescriptions on their behalf.
When is this happening?
The Kakoty Practice will start these changes from 16th January 2018.
What do I need to do?
There are different ways to order, including:
- Online ordering service
- Hand in the tear-off part of your repeat prescription to reception staff
- Telephone using the automatic telephone service
- Post your tear-off part of your prescription to us.
If you would like your local pharmacy to collect your repeat prescription from your GP practice, please talk to your pharmacist.
What is staying the same?
The collection, dispensing and delivery of your prescription from local pharmacies, online pharmacies and appliance contractors will remain the same.
Only the ordering system is changing.
Why is this happening?
Under the old system some patients built up a stock of medicines they no longer needed or did not request.
We’re here to help
If you, or someone you know, needs help to order a repeat prescription, then please speak to one of our team or your local pharmacy so we can help you;
Or contact the medicines management team who are on hand to talk you through the changes and what might work best for you.
Telephone: 01226 433798
(9am - 4pm, Monday to Friday)
Or write to: Barnsley CCG, Medicines Management Team 49-51 Gawber Road, Barnsley, S75 2PY
When to order your repeat prescriptions
We recommend ordering your repeat medications 7 -10 days before your supply is due to run out.
This gives enough time for us to issue your repeat prescription and time for you to collect or have your items delivered from your pharmacist. We work with you and your pharmacist to ensure you get your items safely and on time.