PRESCRIPTIONS

Repeat Prescriptions

If you have regular medication for a condition, you can periodically collect a repeat prescription from the Surgery without having to make an appointment.

Your prescription will be ready after 4pm, 48 hours after the request has been received by the Surgery (excluding weekends). Repeat prescription requests can be made by the following ways:


Online


By Post / In Person

You can send in a printed request slip (available from the practice, which shows the medication you are taking) to the Surgery by post or in person.

Please allow 48 hours before collection of your prescription, to allow it to be checked and signed by your doctor. If you require the prescription to be returned to you by post then please include a stamped addressed envelope and allow 2 extra working days for you to receive it.

Please be aware, we will not accept telephone requests for prescriptions as this blocks our telephone lines and is not safe practice.


By Pharmacy

Many Pharmacies offer a prescription request, collection and delivery service, if you would like this service you will need to arrange this with the Pharmacy of your choice.
 

The Electronic Prescription Service is a new NHS service being introduced across England, which allows your GP to send your prescriptions electronically to your nominated pharmacy. This change means you will no longer receive a paper prescription*, however, the way your medication is dispensed and how you receive it remains the same.


How It Works


How To Nominate a Pharmacy

Please enquire with your required Pharmacy and you will be given the relevant forms to fill in. To nominate a pharmacy, you will need to provide the following patient information:
  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Email
  • Contact number
  • NHS Number (only if you know it)
  • Doctors address
  • If you are the patient’s representative, you will need to provide your name, address, contact number and relationship to patient.
   

Your Benefits

Medication Reviews

The doctor may ask you to make an appointment to review your medication before a prescription is issued. Repeat prescriptions are not normally given for certain items, e.g. anti-depressants, sleeping tablets, the contraceptive pill, some asthma medication etc.

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