If you need to take medication on a regular basis your Doctor may decide to issue you with repeat prescriptions which will remove the necessity for you to be seen every time you need a fresh supply of medicines. All repeat prescriptions are produced on the Practice computer system and you will be given a repeat slip listing the medication that you can order without seeing the Doctor.
- By Email:
Send your written request by email to: email@example.com
- By Post:
Post the tear-off 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.
- In Person:
You can tick your requirements on the repeat slip and hand in at reception.
Always allow 48 working hours for your repeat prescription.
You may request items that are not on repeat. It is at the GP’s discretion if these are issued without contact with the patient. Again, please allow 48 working hours.
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.
General Medication Question
Do you have a question about your medication?
Submit a general medication question form and one our staff will get back to you with the information you want.
Medication Review Request
Do you need a review of your medication?
Submit a medication review form and one of our staff will be in contact to make an appointment with a GP.
Good Medication Management is Important
Please pre-empt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.
If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.
If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ensure you have enough medication to cover your holiday. Some countries also need a doctor's letter to explain the medication. Check with your travel agent.
If you have elderly relatives ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.
Prescribed Medicine Updates
We prescribe medicines from a formulary, often using the chemical name, which may be different from the name you or the patient is familiar with. The formulary is constantly updated and you may well be advised that your medication is changing.