If you take regular medication, a repeat prescription can be issued to you most of the time without seeing the doctor or nurse. We send all prescriptions, where possible to a nominated local pharmacist. So when you collect your medication you do not need to pick up a paper prescription from the surgery first.
There are TWO ways to request a repeat prescription:
ONLINE - THIS IS OUR PREFERRED METHOD. To request repeat medication online you will need to register for Patient Access (link above) or sign up for the NHS App on your mobile (Click HERE for info) Registering for Patient Access will mean that you will also be able to see information in your medical record such as test results, past history and scanned documents. If you call in the surgery or ask at your next appointment we can help you register.
PAPER - Drop or post a note listing the medication needed to our reception.
You need to nominate a preferred pharmacy and then collect your medication from them. Your prescription will be sent to them within 48hrs excluding weekends and bank holidays, unless someone contacts you. The pharmacy will then need time to dispense your medication.
From time to time we may ask you to make an appointment to check whether you need any changes to your medication. if you have been told when your next review is due, it is really helpful if you could book for this without waiting for a reminder.
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. If you feel there is a medication which should be on repeat prescription but is not, please enquire with our receptionists and if appropriate it will be corrected
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. If you have nominated a pharmacy you will need to give them time to dispense your medication after they have received the prescription.