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Repeat Prescriptions

prescriptionspurpleYour doctor will inform you if your medication can be obtained through the repeat prescription process. Please note that we review the care of all our patients who receive their medication by repeat prescription at least annually. This is not only good clinical practice but is a requirement under our contract with the NHS. Your review date is printed on your request slip.

How to Order

Online

You are now able to order your repeat medication on-line, direct to the practice over an encrypted, secure link. Please allow a maximum of 48 hours before you collect the prescription.

Please register at reception or complete the application form and send it to the surgery.

Online Services

pill Click here to order your repeat prescription online

 

Fax, Post or By Hand

Always use the request slip printed on the right hand side of your repeat prescription. Just tick the items you need and either post or fax it to the surgery or put it in the box by our entrance. (If you enclose an s.a.e. the prescription will be posted to you).

Local Pharmacist

Most local pharmacies will collect your prescription from us and deliver your medicines to you. 

Electronic Prescribing

We are now using Electronic Prescribing in the practice.  More information on this service can be accessed through the website below:

EPS - patient leaflet

Medication Review

There will be a Review Date printed at the bottom of your re-order slip. If you receive a pink slip from the GP please ensure that the instructions are followed and if an appointment is required this can be made in the next available slot. Providing an appointment has been made we will continue to issue your prescription requests. If your medication review is cancelled our staff are not authorised to issue repeat medication passed this date. 

If you are housebound, then please ask the receptionist to arrange for your doctor or District Nurse to visit you for this review consultation.


Telephone requests for prescriptions cannot be accepted.

Please note that we do not accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone as this is open to error and considered to be a high clinical risk.

Your prescription will be available for you to pick up after 2 working days

If you no longer need a medication - please advise us as soon as possible, and do not order it. If you look after the medication of a relative, please check they do not over-order or hoard. This can be risky and is a known waste of scarce NHS resource. If you are on long term repeat medication, you may find this is changed to a different brand. This is infrequent, but perfectly normal, and is undertaken where appropriate to ensure best use of NHS resources. You will be advised of any such change.

 
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