If you take medication on a long-term basis and your GP has put you on to repeat medication you can ask for a repeat prescription:
- via online services (see reception for details)
- by post (with a stamped SAE) or
- by calling in at reception to leave your repeat prescription sheet
Please allow 3 working days notice for repeat prescriptions by completing and returning to the surgery either a Prescription Request Form, (available from reception), or the retained part of your computerised prescription. (Please note, we are not a dispensing practice.)
All requests must be in writing or online (see below) and cannot be taken over the phone.
We offer the use of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), meaning it is possible to avoid a visit to the surgery by collecting your completed repeat prescriptions direct from a local chemist. Please see reception or your local chemist for more details.
Your medication review date will be highlighted on your repeat prescription. If you suffer from a long term condition, for example diabetes, COPD or a heart condition, you will be automatically called for monitoring and a medication review. If, however, you do not have a long term condition, please call our reception team 4 weeks’ before the highlighted due date, who will book a telephone consultation or appointment with the most appropriate clinician for you.
The Out of Hours doctors do not provide a repeat prescription service. For a small charge, if you have run out of medication, your regular chemist may be able to issue you with a short supply whilst awaiting the next prescription.
* The 3 Working Day Notice – Explained
Provided you put your repeat prescription request in by 1pm, your prescription should be ready by 3pm 3 working days later at the location you put the request in to. Bank holidays are not classed as ‘working’ days. For example…
Request on Monday before 1pm – should be available at 3pm on Thursday.
Request on Friday before 1pm – should be available at 3pm on Wednesday.