Repeat Prescriptions

We run a computerised system to issue repeat prescriptions which have already been agreed with your doctor.

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Ordering your Prescriptions

  1. Online using Patient Access:
    Order your Repeat Prescription using Patient Access.
    Registration is required for our online prescription ordering service. See our Registration notes for details.
  2. Online (Alternative Method):
    The old method for ordering repeat prescriptions has now closed. You will now need to use Patient Access to order your prescriptions online. This is the same website as used for booking GP appointments and viewing allergies (please see above).
  3. In Person:
    Please put your repeat prescription slip in the box in reception.
  4. By Post:
    Post the computerised repeat prescription slip indicating the medication you require to the surgery, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope. If posting please remember to give at least one weeks notice for a first class stamp and longer if using second class.
  5. Chemist:
    Some of the local chemists also offer a collection service for the surgery. See Collection points section below.

When will my Prescription be ready?

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in three working days if you will be picking the prescription up from the Surgery.

Request Received

Script Ready By

Monday (Before 9.30am)

Thursday

Tuesday (Before 9.30am)

Friday

Wednesday (Before 9.30am)

Monday

Thursday (Before 9.30am)

Tuesday

Friday (Before 9.30am)

Wednesday

Saturday / Sunday

Thursday


NB This applies to all prescription requests including the following:

Hospital Prescriptions: These can be dispensed at the hospital if you need them the same day.

Private Consultant: These can be dispensed privately by the local pharmacy.

Please note that prescriptions posted after 9:30am will not be processed until the following day. 

Collection Points

Patients can either collect their prescription from the surgery or a chemist of their choice.

In order for prescriptions to be collected from a chemist, patients need to register at their chemist of choice for the 'Prescription Collection Service'. Once the Chemist has agreed to collection on your behalf, Patients then need to instruct the Practice which must be in writing - forms are available from most chemists.

Electronic Prescriptions Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Find out how this could save you time by downloading our leaflet.

Useful Information

Repeat Prescription requests are not accepted over the telephone as this can lead to errors.

Each drug has two names - the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.

Please book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.

Prescriptions Synchronization

If you are collecting repeat medications several times a month you may benefit from synchronizing your prescriptions to bring them all in line so you can collect them all at the same time. Please complete the form and we will try and assist you where possible.

Free Prescriptions

Medicines are free to: pensioners, children under 16, people under 19 years old and in full time education, pregnant or nursing mothers, and people suffering from one of a number of specified individual conditions, people on income support or family credit.

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