Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by your nominated pharmacist or by completing the right-hand section of your previous prescription form and either leaving in the box outside the surgery or sending it to us by post. You can also order repeat prescriptions online.
You need to register to use our online repeat prescription ordering service and this is best done in person at the surgery. Please speak to one of our receptionists.
Your prescription will be ready for collection 3 working days later from your nominated pharmacy. If you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope).
Repeat prescriptions – housebound & elderly patients
An exception is made for our housebound patients, who may telephone their requests in to the surgery.
Amounts of medication
It is the policy of the local CCG not to prescribe more than two months supply of medication at one time. The exception to this being contraceptive pills, where either a three, or occasionally a six month supply may be given.
Should a Doctor require a medication review, a note will be attached to the prescription, requesting that a routine appointment be made. This provides an opportunity to discuss any side effects or problems that the patient may experience with their drugs. Additionally, monitoring blood tests can be organised and tests such as blood pressure readings can be performed. Medication reviews may be undertaken by our clinical pharmacist attached to the surgery.
Reviews should take place every six to twelve months. The aim is to ensure patient safety and to provide high quality care. Consequently, if requests are ignored, smaller amounts of medication may be issued until a review has taken place.