Obtain Repeat Requests And Prescription Reviews
Prescribed drug treatments are offered by mutual consent with patients; any possible side-effects are explained. The repeat prescription list is the property of the patient. If you engage the services of a pharmacy to order repeat medication you still need to keep a copy for your information.
If you are on regular medication, repeat prescriptions can be requested:
• by post (enclose a stamped addressed envelope)
• by using the "repeat prescription box" at the main surgery entrance, when the surgery is open, or posted through the post box at the main entrance when the surgery is closed.
• by fax 01625 417900
• if registered for online booking, using emis access.
For your own safety this practice does not accept medication requests by telephone
Allow two working days for processing of prescriptions, including those supplied to you by consultants/specialists you may have seen at other clinics/hospitals. In order not to waste medication, please check your medicine cupboard before requesting renewals.
Certain local pharmacies have arrangements for direct collection of prescriptions after you have requested them from the practice; see your pharmacist to arrange this. Medication regimes are reviewed by doctors regularly - review dates are printed on the prescriptions you should make an appointment before the date of the review.
If you take a number of medications on a regular basis you may well make savings by using a Pre-payment Certificate.
Electronic Prescription Service
This is an NHS service which gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines from. This means that you no longer collect your prescription from the surgery as the GP will have sent it electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
For more information ask at any pharmacy, speak to a receptionist or go online at www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
Click here to download the Electronic_Prescription Service Leaflet (.pdf)