If you are given a repeat prescription you will be given a repeat prescription slip listing all your regular items. Tick the items you need and hand this to Reception. Please allow two working days for the prescription to be ready. You may then collect it from Reception.
We do take repeat prescription requests over the phone.
Online repeat prescription requesting
Alternatively, to save you a visit to the surgery, you can also order your repeat medication online.
If you are not yet registered with our website, please call in to the surgery to collect your unique registration number.
If you are already registered, to order your prescription or make an appointment online, just click here.
Most local chemists also provide a daily collection service. If you write the chemist shop’s name on the repeat prescription slip, they will collect the prescription and have your medication ready to be collected from the shop.
Prescription requests can not normally be accepted by phone, due to the risk of mistakes being made.
If you wish, you may post your repeat prescription slip to us with a stamped addressed envelope, and we will post your prescription back to you. Please allow one week for this.
In an attempt to improve safe prescribing the surgery has upgraded its Repeat Prescribing policy.
All patients who receive repeat medications must have a review at least every year. The date for this will be on your repeat prescription.
Once this date for Medication Review is overdue we will provide 3 reminders on the repeat prescription slip. If you do not attend for a Medication Review then your medication will not be issued.
Once the Medication Review has been completed your medication can be issued.
In the event that any medication is required urgently, a request can be put through to reception and the prescription issued with the proviso an appointment is booked with the relevant clinician.
Only order what you need
Drugs are expensive and we try to avoid waste, so please check your cupboards before ordering repeat items, and only tick the items you actually need. Every year millions of pounds worth of drugs are thrown away when people have ordered items they do not actually need.
28 day prescriptions
In line with national and local policies, it is our policy to issue repeat prescriptions for 28 days’ supply at a time. Research has shown that nationally approximately £12 million worth of drugs are thrown away every year when prescriptions are issued for longer than 28 days. By preventing this wastage, money can be channelled in to other NHS services.
Prescription pre-payment certificates
These save money for anyone needing more than 3 items in 3 months, or more than 12 items in a year. You can buy a yearly certificate for £104 (which can be spread over 10 months by direct debit) or a 3 monthly one for £29.10. Please ask your pharmacist for further details and how to obtain one.