Repeat prescriptions

Please leave your request for a repeat prescription at reception, or  post it to the surgery. Tick the items you need on the right-hand section of your previous prescription form.

You may phone in your request for a repeat prescription, but please state the name of your medication and the dosage required.

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).

We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor has passed or there is query on your medication you will be asked to make an appointment.

 

Electronic Prescriptions

Once you have chosen a pharmacy, you will need to complete a form with them to sign up to the EPS. This stores your details on their computer system. When you then go to your GP or request a prescription, 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 doctor to collect a “paper” prescription.

Patients with long term conditions that require regular medication will also 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.