Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- In person - leave your repeat slip at reception with the required items clearly marked.
- By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
- Online - follow the link at the top of this page. To enable you to use this service, you must sign up at the surgery in order to receive the necessary passwords.This system enables you to see a copy of the current repeat medication that has been authorised for you by the doctor and for which you have not yet used your quota of issues before the doctor needs to review your medication.
Please note that you cannot request any item online that is NOT on your repeat medication. Any item not on your repeat list will need to be requested by post or by coming in to the surgery and filling in a prescription request form
- Via a Pharmacy - Speak to your preferred Pharmacy about them coordinating and arranging you repeat prescriptions.
We are unable to accept requests more than one month early (and certain restricted or controlled drugs can only be requested a few days early).
Requests for prescriptions that need to be collected on the same day can only be requested in person in the surgery. (If you are housebound or receiving palliative care please phone us to discuss your requirements).
Requests for a new course of medication, or medication which you have not requested for a while, will need to be authorised by a GP.
Patients on repeat medication are asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year. This is to ensure it is appropriate to continue any medication. Notification may appear on your repeat slip suggesting a review is overdue. Please respond to this notification to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.