Briarwood Medical Centre
At the Briarwood Medical Centre all the staff take pride in offering the highest standard of patient-centred healthcare.We offer a wide variety of medical services including the management of chronic diseases, antenatal and postnatal care, childhood vaccinations and well-person check-ups.
In addition to everything you need to know about the practice you will also find a wealth of health-related information in the menu on the right hand side.
Please have a look around and do send us some feedback if you like.
THE WAY YOU ORDER YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION IS CHANGING:
What Is Changing?
From Friday 23 February 2018 onwards, we will only accept medication requests from you, or your carer. If your medicine is currently ordered for you by the pharmacy or a dispensing company, you will now need to order it yourself directly from Briarwood. If you, or your carer already order repeat prescriptions direct from Briarwood you can continue to do this and will not be affected. If you have your prescription collected from Briarwood and delivered to your door by the pharmacy or dispensing company, this will still happen.
Why Is This Happening?
It is important that you only order the medication that you require. Medicines that are not used and are therefore wasted cost the NHS approximately £300 million every year. Locally, Chorley & South Ribble and Greater Preston CCG’s could save up to £6 million by reducing medicines waste.
Ways To Order Your Prescription:
The practice will only accept orders for prescriptions from you or your carer in the following way:
Online by visiting https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk or by downloading the free Patient Access App (search “patient access” in your app store)
Handing in the white tear off right hand side of the prescription. Only individual items that are ticked will be issued
Complete the prescription request slip available in reception
By fax on 0844 477 3028
Who To Contact If You Need More Support or Information:
If you feel you might need support ordering your repeat prescription please contact our Medicines Co-ordinator Alex Jemmett. His direct dial is 01772 766191. Please note, Alex’s working hours are Monday 8am to 4pm, Wednesday and Friday 8am to 12pm.
(Site updated 10/04/2018)