- In Person:
Return the counterfoil of the prescription document indicating the medication you require at reception (A box is provided on the reception desk).
- By Post:
Post (using a secure, tracked service) the counterfoil of the prescription document indicating the medication you require to the Surgery, please allow at least one weeks notice if using a first class stamp.
Due to the possibility of errors, requests for repeat prescriptions will not be taken over the telephone.
If you run out of your repeat medication whilst the surgery is open please contact us. If you run out when we are closed please telephone 111.
Your prescription will be available to collect after 4pm, 3 working days after the request was made.
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collect after 4pm:
Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays, etc.
For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.
If you are going on holiday or there is a Bank holiday coming up, please order your repeat prescriptions earlier, still giving us the normal two working days to generate and get it checked and signed by the Doctors.
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.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see us 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, and ensure any necessary blood tests are done at least 2 days before the review appointment.
Please preempt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.
Order your prescription when you have 5 to 7 days worth of medication left.
It is good practice that repeat medication is regularly reviewed so that you get optimum care. Please make note of the review date and make an appointment to see the doctor.
If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. 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.
Please do not order a repeat prescription more than seven days before it is due as the prescription cannot be processed. If you have a reason to require your medication earlier, please make sure to tell us to avoid disappointment.
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. Talk to your pharmacist if you have any questions about this.
Please book your medications review appointment at least ten days before your medication runs out.
The NHS prescription charge is a flat rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can't afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need a lot of medication.