COLLECTION OF PRESCRIPTIONS BY A THIRD PARTY
The Care Quality Commission have recently issued advice concerning the collection of prescriptions from Surgeries by third parties. This advice states that Practices should hold written authority from the patient, before a script can be handed to a third party.
The person collecting the script should be able to provide identification themselves, and as a minimum know the address and date of birth of the person they are collecting for.
Park Practices proposes implementing this change with effect from the 1st April 2014.
If you wish to give consent, so that a relative / neighbour / friend can collect scripts on your behalf, please complete an authority form which you can obtain from Reception in the Practice and return to us.
Alternatively, we can arrange for the script to be sent directly to a Pharmacy of your choice - this is our preferred option. If you would like us to do this for you, then please ask at Reception in the Surgery for the correct form to complete and return.