Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions: a short guide to safe and effective use of your medication

How do I go about requesting a repeat prescription?

Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made using the counterfoil attached to prescriptions which have been generated by our computer.

Alternatively, if you have registered to use Patient Access, it is now possible for you to request your repeat prescriptions on-line.

Can I arrange for my repeat prescription to be sent straight to my local pharmacy?

Yes. This Surgery offers an Electronic Prescription Service. This allows us to send certain prescriptions electronically to your nominated pharmacy. For more details about how this service works, please visit the Surgery or your pharmacy or click the attached link.

http://systems.hscic.gov.uk/eps/library/patientfact.pdf

How long does it take for my repeat prescription to be processed?

In all cases, please allow two working days for completion.  For example, repeat prescriptions submitted before 12 noon on a Monday will be available for collection after 12 noon on a Wednesday.

Other requests must be in writing but these may take longer to process. Please also ensure that full details are given in relation to the prescriptions required.  Please note that we do not take repeat prescription requests by telephone or fax as this can lead to mistakes.

All patients on repeat prescriptions should be reviewed regularly by the doctor.

NOTE: the stockpiling of medicines can be dangerous as well as being a waste of money. Please order only the medications that you need and cross out any that you do not need from your repeat prescription request.

Thank you.