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Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription.
How using EPS could benefit you
If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP, you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive
Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
This service is not suitable for all patients. It may not be suitable if you:
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. This could be a pharmacy local to your home or work address.
Ask any pharmacy or a member of the reception team to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
Yes you can.
If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically, tell your GP.
If you want to change or cancel your nomination, speak to your nominated pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor.
It is important to tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.
Benefits of EPS
For more information visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or your pharmacy.
GP of Choice Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the GP of Choice Enhanced Service Scheme.
Out of Area Scheme - Please be informed that this surgery is not participating in the we are not participating in the Out of Area Enhanced Service Scheme.
Our practice nurse holds a travel vaccination clinic for our patients. Please see this page for more information and to fill in the risk assessment form.
We carry out blood test in surgery eveyday before 10.30 with our Nurse & Health Care Assistant
Should you require advice or treatment outside of surgery opening hours, there are a number of options available
During the hours the surgery is closed our calls will be diverted to NHS 111. Calls to NHS 111 are free from both mobile and landlines. If you have a life-threatening medical emergency during these times please dial 999
Offers healthcare advice and treatment without having to make an appointment, take time off or rearrange your day. You can find it located in the last building to the left hand side of the main entrance at Leigh Infirmary. It is open from 07.00am in the morning to 9.00pm at night, seven days a week. Telephone number 01942 264002. Leigh NHS Walk-in Centre Leigh Infirmary The Avenue Leigh Lancashire WN7 1HW
For bookable appointments on:
Saturday 10 am to 4pm
Sunday 10 am to 4pm
Monday to Friday 6.30 - 8.30pm
Please call 01942 482 848 to be seen at one of our Wigan partner hub sites
Phone number and details are here:
If you have received your invitation to have your next Cervical screening test and would like to have it done outside of practice hours, Wigan GP Alliance now offer cervical screening appointments at evenings and weekends.
To make an appointment please phone 01942 482 848
Please see this leaflet for more information
The practice is run by GPs as part of SSP Health. We are an NHS organisation and our aim is to provide best practice by delivering excellent medical services, offering choice and working flexibly to meet patient needs.
At Lower Ince Surgery we provide a wide and extensive range of services, not just looking after your existing illnesses, but by offering screening to diagnose problems such as heart disease, diabetes and blood pressure early, so you can benefit from a healthier and longer life.
In addition, we offer convenient times to see GPs and nurses to suit the needs of our patients:
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (e.g. average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice. The average pay for GPs working in Lower Ince in the last financial year was £48,190.14 before tax and NI. This calculation is for 1 full-time GPs and 2 locum GPs, who has worked in the practice for more than 6 months.
Our text-to-cancel services allows you to send a simple text message directly to your practice to cancel your appointment, allowing it to be given to another patient.
By letting us know if you no longer need an appointment, we can ensure we offer as many available appointments as possible.
Please note that text-to-cancel numbers are not answered and are used for text messaging only.
You can cancel by calling the surgery directly on 01942 481140
Send 'cancel <your name> <date of appointment>' to 07804 524 417.
|Patient Online Services|
|Service||What we offer patients now||What we plan to offer patients||To be available by|
|Online Appointment Booking||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Online Repeat Prescriptions||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Patient Access to GP Summary Record||Yes – posters at reception||Patient will have access to their online record via the clinical system||Available now|
|Service||What we do now||What we plan to do||To be available by|
|Summary Care Record (SCR)||Yes – posters at reception||N/A||Available now|
|Electronic Transfer of Patient Records||Yes||N/A||Available now|
1. Follow these steps to access GP online services:
2. Take photo ID (passport or driving licence) and proof of address (such as a utility bill) to your GP practice and tell them you want to start using their online services. If you do not have any ID then either a member of staff will have to confirm your identity or you may have to answer questions about personal information in your GP record.
3. Fill in the short registration form that you are given by your practice.
4. Once you have signed up, you will receive a letter with your unique username, password and instructions on how to log in.
The practice has an established patient participation group who meet at the practice; we encourage and welcome all patients to join whether this is part of our 'face to face' group or part of the 'virtual' group. This gives you the opportunity to share ideas and support the practice.
Patient Participation Group
SSP Health manages 37 GP practices across the North West and our practices have recorded some of the highest patient satisfaction levels. All SSP practices inspected by CQC are rated as Good or Outstanding. We have locations in Salford, Bolton, Sefton, Cheshire, Cumbria, Tameside, Burnley, Wigan, St. Helens and Widnes.
If you live near one of our practices, register you and your family today with an NHS doctor.
Pre-register online now and confirm your details with your local surgery.
So we can offer your appointment to another patient, please let us know if you're unable to make it.
You can use our 'text-to-cancel' service,
find your text to cancel number.