If the GP prescribes you medication, which you must continue to take over a long period of time, you will be issued with a prescription which has a repeat request on the right hand side.
When your medication starts to run low you should request your repeat medication (at least a week before you run out).
It will take the practice two full working days to prepare your prescription so please ensure you plan ahead, when collecting from the surgery and between 3 to 5 working days if you collect from the chemist so please ensure that you plan ahead.
There are four ways you can request your prescription. These are:
- Tick the medication required on the repeat section of the prescription form and drop it into the box in the ground floor waiting area. It will be ready for collection two full working days, when collecting from the surgery and between 3 to 5 working days if you collect from the chemist..
- Via Patient Access or the NHS App.
- If you have lost the repeat section, you must come into the practice and complete a request form for your repeat medication which is on the reception desk.
- By post: If you would like us to send you your repeat prescription, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.
You have two choices on how you get your medication:
- You can pick your prescription up from the practice (open Monday to Friday between 08.00 – 18.30) and then take it to the chemist. (Remember the practice requires two full working days to process your request.)
- You can drop off your request at the practice and pick up your medication from the pharmacy, or drop off your request at the nominated pharmacy and then pick up your medication from that nominated pharmacy. (This option takes three working days but you must request to use this service and give consent.)
Please note we cannot accept repeat prescriptions over the telephone or via email.
Do ensure that you have sufficient medication to last over weekends and holiday periods.
Due to high volume we cannot always process prescriptions urgently.
If you are on repeat medication we must review your medication on a regular basis. A review date will appear on the repeat side of the prescription. Please visit our Assessment Clinic when you see this date – Do not ignore it.
Electronic Prescription Service
The practice offers the electronic prescription service. This means if you order a prescription it is sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy, which means you don’t have to collect a signed prescription from the practice.
You can request your prescription in the normal manner and then collect your medication from the nominated pharmacy.