Please note: To avoid any errors and for the safety of patients, we do not take prescription requests by telephone. Do not phone the practice with your request, instead use our online services, use your repeat slip or handwrite your request and post it into the black box outside the practice.
About Repeat Prescriptions
It may surprise you to know that 75% of the prescriptions your doctor provides are for long or medium term conditions, and are referred to as “repeat prescriptions”.
As patients ‘ medical conditions change or improve, then so will the medication which they require. Therefore, it is very important that an effective system is in place to ensure that patients obtain the correct repeat prescription, when they require it, and that the medication is regularly reviewed by the doctor. Your doctor may ask you to arrange an appointment for a medication review occasionally to discuss this with you.
We hope that we have such a system in place, and that it is as easy as possible for patients; any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
Your repeat prescriptions can be ordered using our online form or online services. Use the buttons to the right of this page – please note that you will need to email us to register for online services but the online form can be used by all of our patients.
If you don’t want to order your prescription online, along with your repeat prescription, you will receive an attached “order form”, which you should keep safely until you require your next prescription.
When your medication is starting to run low (never finished), tick the medication which you require on the form. If the drug is not on your form then it is not on your medical form as a “repeat”. Write the name of the drug on the form, and your Doctor will check whether you still require that drug.
When your form is completed, you can do any of the following:
- Hand the form into the box provided, situated at the right hand side outside the door presently as a precaution during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Do not come into the building.
- Post the form to the Practice; if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope, then your prescription will be posted back to you.
In all cases, ensure that you allow at least 5 working days (excluding weekends) between your request being received by the Practice, and the time you require your prescription to give time for the Practice and the Pharmacy to process your request.
Acute Prescriptions from a Pharmacy
Please be aware, that your local Pharmacy can help with certain medical conditions, therefore avoiding the need to see your GP. Some Pharmacies can now also issue antibiotics for skin infections and medication for shingles.
Pharmacists can provide certain medicines and products on the NHS. Just give your local Pharmacy a call and they will advise you.
If the Pharmacist thinks it is better for you to see your GP, they will ask you to contact the Practice.
The list of minor illnesses that the Pharmacist can see you for are:
- Athlete’s Foot
- Blocked or Runny Nose
- Cold Sores
- Cystitis (in women only)
- Head Lice
- Haemorrhoids (piles)
- Mouth Ulcers
- Period Pain
- Sore Throat