If you need to take regular medication your doctor may give you a REPEAT prescription without the need for you to be seen every time in surgery.
A repeat prescription is an item of medication that has been approved by a doctor for issue at intervals and can be signed by any Doctor in the Practice.
The doctor will not routinely issue your prescription early. We will usually issue your prescription up to one week before it is due (in the case of monthly supply). We will not issue medication prior to this, unless there are exceptional circumstances, when a doctor will decide if early issue of your medication is appropriate and safe.
You can now only order your repeat prescription from the Practice and not the pharmacy, on-line pharmacy or dispensing contractor.
Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
If you are a patient, all you have to do is register for online prescriptions. You will need access information which is obtained from the practice. The username and password will be unique to you.
Click the Patient Access logo below If you are already registered to use on-line prescription ordering, and be taken securely to the online portal
Simply order your repeat prescription face to face with a member of our reception team. With computerised repeat prescriptions you will receive a tear-off slip with each prescription issued which lists all the items you have been prescribed for repeated use. This will be one month's supply.
Housebound patients only
Allow at least 2 working days following our receipt of your request. Weekends and Bank Holidays do not count as working days.
Help Us to Help You
Please remember, we need at least 48 hours notice when ordering repeat prescriptions. Weekends & Bank Holidays are not counted as working days. Please do not attend at a pharmacy if you have covid-19 symptoms.
HELP US TO HELP YOU
Your doctor will decide on whether your medication will be available as a repeating prescription. Annual reviews are conducted on repeat prescribing. Your prescription can be transmitted to a pharmacy of your choice where to can complete an EPS Nomination Form.
If you are using the online service, type your nominated pharmacy onto the box at the end of the form. Please do not order more medications than you need and select only the items that you so need. Certain cases qualify for free prescriptions. Your GP will give you the appropriate form if this applies. If you have multiple medications, a prer-payment certificate may be a cheaper option
Other items you have been prescribed are ACUTE or Past medication that needs authorisation from a specific doctor before issuing. Please telephone before 9am to request acute medications which are issued at the discretion of the doctor.
This may take longer than 2 working days to process. Please order these items in good time.
If you are taking medicines abroad, it is advisable to check UK rules and those of the country that you are visiting, Please talk to your doctor or practice nurse at least two months before making your trip abroad.