If the doctor agrees, you may be able to obtain repeat prescriptions from reception. You can do this by:
- Ordering over the internet (ask the receptionist for instructions and your password).
- Ticking the items you require on your last prescription and posting your request along with a stamped addressed envelope.
- Ticking the items you require on your last prescription and posting it in the black postbox which you will find in the lobby.
You may also qualify for express repeat ordering through your pharmacy. Please speak to your pharmacist for more information.
All repeat prescriptions will include information as to when you need to see a doctor for a review of your medication. This is because we believe that patients on long-term medication should be seen regularly. Please ask for our separate leaflet about repeat prescriptions.
Allow 48 hours to process your repeat prescription and allow another 24 hours on top of this if you have your medication delivered by the pharmacy; remember to allow extra time for postal delays, especially during public or bank holidays.
We would be grateful if you could inform the reception staff if your medication has been changed following a hospital visit.
Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service allows your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. To sign up, you need to speak to your preferred pharmacy and complete a form to confirm that they can receive your prescription directly.
Once you have signed up, your chosen pharmacy will receive your prescription electronically and you will not have to pick up your paper prescription from us. This service is optional and you can continue to collect paper prescriptions as you do now if you prefer.
For more information, please speak to your pharmacist or a member of reception.
Prescription Collection Service
If you take medication on repeat prescriptions you may wish to take advantage of a free service offered by several of the local pharmacies. They will offer to collect prescriptions from the surgery and have the medication ready for collection at an agreed time at their premises. In certain special circumstances they may also be prepared to deliver, such as to the elderly, disabled and housebound.
Please complete a form which can be acquired from the pharmacy of your choice. Then, when you need repeat medication in future, order it from the surgery and the pharmacy will be able to arrange collection.