From time to time people need a top up of a medication they use infrequently. (such as creams, eye drops, mild pain killers) A lot of the time these medications can be bought over the counter from a local pharmacy. It is very helpful to the NHS as a whole if you could consider buying these rather than asking for a prescription.
If we have a record of you using a medication in the past safely we are often happy to re-prescribe it. However, some medications need a medical review and we may ask you more questions, phone you up or ask for you to see a doctor or nurse.
We do not re-prescribe medications which are addictive or have potential risks or side effects.