Patients on long term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:
- Online - see our reception team for your log on and password. Then click on the link at the top of this page.
- By Hand - please give a clear written request to reception.
- By Post - please include a stamped addressed envelope with your request.
- Email - email@example.com
When a patient requests a prescription by hand and by post they must allow a minimum of 2 working days for the request to be processed.
Please note that we are unable to process repeat prescription requests over the telephone.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to speak with our practice pharmacist or a GP at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should they appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate telephone appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Electronic Prescribing Service
The Practice is now able to send your repeat prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.
This will make ordering and collecting your prescriptions and easier.
If you have not already selected a pharmacy of your choice, please notify a member of the team who can complete this for you on your next visit.
- EPS can save you time picking up your medicines.
- EPS gives you more choice of where to collect your prescription.
- EPS makes it easier to cancel and re-issue your prescription.
For more information about Electronic Prescribing, and the benefits for you, please ask at reception or visit the Electronic prescribing website by clicking here.
As a surgery we are trying to reduce the burden on patients and so we have a pharmacy located on our ground floor should patients wish to have this as their pharmacy of choice, this may speed up the process of collection of prescriptions.
Prescription request when travelling moving abroad
As per BMA Prescribing in General Practice guidance(https://www.bma.org.uk/media/1563/bma-prescribing-in-general-practice-april-2018.pdf) states:
"I live abroad for six months of the year and my GP has refused to give me a prescription.
The NHS accepts responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to three months. If a person is going to be abroad for more than three months then only a sufficient supply of his/her regular medication should be provided to enable them to get to the destination and find an alternative supply. NHS prescriptions must never be obtained by relatives or friends on behalf of patients who are currently abroad, irrespective of such factors as owning a house in the UK or paying UK taxes. Patients are responsible for ensuring that any drugs they take into a country conform to local laws".
Whilst patients are abroad, the GP cannot guarantee they will be satisfactorily monitored and hence it may not be appropriate to supply medication to them. The patient should be advised to engage with local health services, where they can have regular contact with health professionals who can provide them with the correct medication whilst taking clinical responsibility of monitoring their drug therapy.