The Museum Practice

Repeat prescriptions

Please leave your request for a repeat prescription at reception, post it to the surgery or order via your NHS App.


Patients with ongoing medical problems need to be monitored regularly. If the review with a doctor has passed, you require blood tests, blood pressure checks or there is query on your medication you will be asked to make an appointment. We make sure the team have your correct contact details.

Many items that are often  requested can be bought over the counter from the pharmacy or supermarket.  For example, paracetamol, ibuprofen, olive oil drops for ear wax, antihistamines, vitamins….etc. Though it may be free for some patients on prescription it is not always the best use of valuable NHS resources and diverts clinical time from those most in need.

Why can’t I get a prescription for an over the counter medicine? – NHS (

Your prescription will be ready for collection or can go electronically to a nominated chemist of your choice but please allow 48 hours for this process. If you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope).

Electronic Prescriptions

Once you have chosen a pharmacy, you will need to complete a form with them to sign up to the EPS (electronic prescription service). This stores your details on their computer system. When a  prescription is issued, the GP will complete an electronic prescription through the computer link to the pharmacy and the pharmacy will then issue a medication from the electronic prescription.

Electronic prescriptions can only be issued if they are part of your regular repeat medications and requested by yourself. For new medication or certain medication (antidepressants, creams and controlled medications) you will still need to see or speak to a clinician.

Patients with long term conditions that require regular medication will need regular reviews. We may leave a message with the pharmacist or on your prescription if this is the case. Please ensure we have your most up to date contact details.

Hospital prescriptions are only valid in the hospital you originally got the prescription from. It is important that you collect it from the pharmacy. Some specialist medications need to be started and monitored by the hospital consultants before we can continue to prescribe it as a GP.

Date published: 24th November, 2021
Date last updated: 28th January, 2022