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General notes The General Notes section contains background information on what may and may not be supplied on an NHS prescription form and some background information on claims for pay- 37 ments. 1). 1). 1). 1). 1). 1). 1). APP Ch-02 27/8/08 38 10:51 am Page 38 Applied Pharmaceutical Practice Part VII – List of drugs and threshold above which an additional fee will be paid This part contains the list of drugs and threshold above which an additional fee will be paid. 1). 3), there has been talk in Northern Ireland of abolishing prescription charges altogether.

1 as ‘a prescription’. Technically speaking, a prescription is each item that is written on the form. Therefore, each prescription form can contain more than one prescription. 2). 7 NHS prescription form requirements All NHS prescription forms will require certain pieces of information to be present. 3). APP Ch-02 27/8/08 28 10:51 am Page 28 Applied Pharmaceutical Practice The pharmacy will stamp the prescription form here once the items have been dispensed with the name and address of the pharmacy along with the date.

Finally, the prescriber’s details are included at the bottom. 5 The main different prescription forms currently in use in the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey Isle of Man HS10 Pink HS10 Green Jersey H9 White H9 Yellow Guernsey PS6 White PS6 Yellow General practitioners and dentists Hospital-based prescribers General practitioners Dentists General practitioners Dentists supplementary prescribers will also indicate on the prescription form the type of prescriber. 3) deserve particular attention: Number of days’ treatment.

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