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Repeat Prescriptions

Nice_vlue_pillsYou can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • By Hand - you can either hand the request slip in at reception or put it in our post box situated on our gate.
  • Post - post it to us enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.
  • Online - order online via the link at the top of this page.  You must first register for the service.
  • Chemist - take a prescription request to one of our local chemists. See above tab for a list of local outlets.

We need to know the name, strength, dose and quantity of the drug or drugs you require. If you are on regular medication, you will have a computer request slip provided. Please use this whenever possible.  Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Please note that we are unable to process telephone requests.

You can also order your repeat prescription at a pharmacy. If you choose to use this service, the pharmacist will bring it to us and collect it, so that you need only collect the medication from the pharmacy. For this service, you should allow 72 hours.

Emergency Medications

If you run out of a prescribed medicine outside of the surgery opening hours and need medication urgently, community pharmacies can get you an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home. Further information available here.

Electronic Prescriptions

We are very pleased to be able to offer the Electronic Prescriptions service to our patients.  This means your GP can send your prescription to your pharmacy electronically, saving you having to come to collect your paper prescription.  Please click the link for more information: EPS information

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

48_hoursPlease allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

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**It is important that patients only order their repeat prescriptions as normal, and keep taking their medicines as normal.**

FAQs

Should patients keep ordering repeat prescriptions and taking medicines as normal?

Yes. There is no need for patients to change the way they order prescriptions or take their medicines. Patients should always follow the advice of doctors, pharmacists or other prescribers who prescribe and dispense their medicines and medical products. The NHS does experience temporary shortages of some medicines, and has tried-and-tested ways of making sure patients receive their medicines and medical products, even under difficult circumstances. If patients order extra prescriptions, or stockpile, it will put pressure on stocks, meaning that some patients may not get the medicines or medical products they need.

Should GPs provide larger or longer prescriptions?

No. GPs will continue to prescribe medicines and medical products as normal.  Patients asking for longer than normal duration prescriptions is not helpful or appropriate because oversupply to some patients could mean others don’t get what they need. Prescription durations will be monitored and investigated where necessary.

For more information please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/ 

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