All patients should nominate a pharmacy that we can electronically send their prescriptions to - this is quicker and safer. We wish to reduce the number of patients that come into the surgery during this period. Thank you for your co-operation.
If your doctor has approved your long-term medication on a repeat prescription basis you can re-order in a number of ways:
- In person- hand your repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
- By post- remembering to include a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
- On Line- to register for the service please present a photographic identification to a receptionist who will generate you your own private log-in details to Patient Access.
If you have an arrangement with a local chemist who collects prescriptions on your behalf please make this clear on your request.
We also have a repeat dispensing scheme where the doctor will be able to give prescriptions for a period of up to six months to a chemist of your choice. However, you will be required to have a 6 monthly review.
Please allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Electronic Prescription Management Service (EPMS)
We will a system whereby your prescription can be designated to a local pharmacy. They will collect the signed prescription from the surgery and have your medication ready to collect at the Pharmacy.
Repeat Prescription Patient Information Leaflet
Please click here to download a copy of our Patient information Leaflet on Repeat Prescriptions - a short guide to safe and effective use of your medication.
It is practice policy to prescribe generically - a generic drug is a drug based on a branded product but made by a different manufacturer. When you join the practice your medication may be changed to comply with this policy and we would be happy to discuss this at your first review.
Changes to the medication we prescribe as a practice is an ongoing process and done in terms of the effectiveness and cost and in the interest of good medicine and responsible prescribing. We will endeavour to keep our patients informed of the latest changes via this website and by mail, where feasible.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.