Repeat prescriptions enable patients on regular medication to
obtain their treatment without needing to see the doctor every time, provided the doctor agrees that it is safe and appropriate to do so.
Requests should always be made in writing, using your repeat prescription computer slip wherever possible. The request should be dated and each item clearly indicated before handing or posting to the receptionist. Your prescription will be ready for collection 72 hours after you gave in your request slip.
Should you require your prescription posted back to you, please include a stamped addressed envelope. If you have more than one repeat item please try to order all your items together.
You should not normally request repeats of medication which the doctor has not authorised.
All prescriptions queries will be answered by the repeat prescription team.
REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS CANNOT BE TAKEN OVER THE TELEPHONE
There is now the functionality to have your prescription sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. If you would like to have this facility activated please sign up for the Electronic Prescribing Service at the pharmacy of your choice. Once you have nominated a pharmacy your medical records will automatically be updated.
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.