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Repeat Prescriptionsmulticolour_pills

Patients on long-term medication and approved by their GP for repeat prescriptions can re-order in a number of ways:

  • Online - follow the link at the top of this page
  • In person - drop your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By telephone - using our dedicated prescription line.

You are able to order your repeat prescriptions well in advance and arrange collection when required. Please make it explicit when you request repeat medications that you are ordering in advance.

PLEASE NOTE YOU CAN ARRANGE FOR YOUR REPEAT PRESCRIPTION TO BE SENT ELECTRONICALLY DIRECT TO YOUR PHARMACY OF CHOICE. 

THIS MEANS YOU WILL NOT NEED TO COME TO THE SURGERY, QUEUE TO COLLECT YOUR PRESCRIPTION, TAKE IT TO THE PHARMACY AND WAIT FOR IT TO BE DISPENSED.  THE PRESCRIPTION WILL BE SENT TO THE PHARMACY 48 WORKING HOURS AFTER REQUESTING, SUBJECT TO EACH INDIVIDUAL PHARMACIES' PROCESSING TIMES FOR DISPENSING

Collection & Delivery Service

Some chemists / pharmacies provide a collection and delivery service for people who cannot get out of their house.  Please speak to your local pharmacist for more details.

Holidays

If you are going away please state on your repeat request form “going on holiday”. This will alert the GP to the reason why you are requesting extra medication.

Urgent Requests

We understand that from time to time you may need to request a prescription urgently because you have run out of medication. In such circumstances we will do our best to accommodate you.

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.

Why is my prescription not ready?

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

There are some common reasons why your prescription may not be ready when you come to collect it:

  • It is less than 48 hours since you made your request.
  • The 48 hour turnaround may not be possible if the hospital has recently prescribed new medication and we do not have the information we require to hand.
  • The doctor needs to see you prior to issuing a prescription.

Repeat Prescription Form

pdf.jpg If you wish you can download this prescription form