To avoid waste, please check your stock of medicines before requesting a repeat prescription, and order only what you need. Please retain a list of your repeat medications for your own information and safety, even if you leave a copy with your Pharmacist.
You should always ensure that you do not run out of medicine. This is especially important during weekends and over holiday periods. Remember to include 48 hours for processing.
If you are on regular medication, repeat prescriptions can be requested:
- by post (enclose a stamped addressed envelope)
- by using the "repeat prescription box" at the main surgery entrance, when the surgery is open, or posted through the post box at the main entrance when the surgery is closed.
- if registered for online booking, using Patient Access.
For your own safety this practice does not accept medication requests by telephone
Allow two working days for us to process your request, including those prescribed by Hospital Consultants, and a further period for the Pharmacist to make up your medication.
If you are on four or more medications, you can save money by buying a Pre-payment Certificate. After checks by a Doctor, your prescription can be sent electronically to the Pharmacist you nominate to make up your medication. This means that you no longer need to collect your prescription from us. To use this service, please ask Reception.
Not all prescriptions are repeat prescriptions even though you have been taking the medication for some time. To order such medication you need to complete a request form available from Reception. These requests can only be authorised by a Doctor so it may take longer than two working days. If you have arranged to use the Electronic Prescription Service, your prescription will be sent electronically to the Pharmacy you have nominated.
Electronic Prescription Service
Some patients may be eligible for repeat dispensing. If they are on a stable regime of medication and have three items or less on repeat then the doctor or nurse practitioner can sign up to 12 months of prescriptions and send them electronically to a pharmacy where the patient can collect on a monthly basis. Please discuss at your next medication review.
This is an NHS service which gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines from. This means that you no longer collect your prescription from the surgery as the GP will have sent it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
For more information ask at any pharmacy, speak to a receptionist or go online at www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
Click here for more information on the Electronic Prescription Service
The Practice has a duty of care to ensure that the medications you are taking are still appropriate for you, even if you are under a Consultant at the Hospital. A review can be carried out by a clinical pharmacist, doctor or nurse practitioner and needs to be carried out every year. Your review date is always printed on your prescription form. You should make an appointment before the date of the review in order to avoid delays in getting further medications.