Opinions sought on GP service changes

Blackpool health chiefs are asking for residents' opinions on a possible change to the repeat prescriptions service.

Friday, 17th June 2016, 6:00 am

NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) would like patients who use a managed repeat prescription ordering service from their local pharmacist to share their views on whether they would instead prefer to order prescriptions from their GP surgery.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Recent studies and a project with some local GPs has already shown that encouraging patients to order their repeat prescription directly from their GP, rather than through a managed pharmacy service reduced the amount of wasted medication, the CCG says.

A short survey can be completed and can be found on the CCG website at: www.blackpoolccg.nhs.uk/yourvoice/polls-and-surveys