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 three full working days to prepare your prescription and the practice will not telephone patients to inform them when a routine prescription will be ready at the chemist, so please ensure you plan ahead. Prescriptions cannot longer be collected from the practice and you should have a nominated chemist. For dispensing times contact you chemist.
There are five 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 letter box outside the practice. It will be processed in three full working days, refer to your chemist regarding dispensing times as this can take longer than you expect.
- Via Patient Access or the NHS App.
- If you have lost the repeat section, please write the items required on a piece of paper and drop it in the letter box outside the practice.
- By post: If you would like us to send you your repeat prescription, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope.
- Not registered for online services? Request Your Repeat Medication
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, remember you cannot longer collect a prescription from the practice unless the GP has expressed it.
You can request your prescription in the normal manner and then collect your medication from the nominated pharmacy.