Prescriptions

Providing prescriptions for repeat medications forms a large part of the work undertaken at the practice. Safety is a priority when prescribing. Regular reviews of repeat medication are carried out and it is sometimes necessary to ask patients to see a doctor or nurse for review.

Please allow please allow 3 working days for repeat prescriptions, although we do attempt and get these issued within 2 working days. Some repeat prescriptions may require blood tests, weight or Blood Pressure monitoring, etc before your repeat prescription can be provided. Your GP or our admin team will normally advise you if tests or monitoring is required before repeating can be provided. Please allow additional time for these tests before your repeat prescription will be provided.

Do NOT wait until your medication has run out before ordering further supplies and allow plenty of time for the practice and your pharmacy to process your prescriptions.

We encourage our patients to nominate their preferred or most convenient local pharmacy for electronic repeat prescriptions. Once ordered your repeat prescription is directed to your nominated preferred pharmacy electronically. You collect your medication direct from the pharmacy or you can arrange with the pharmacy to have your medication delivered.

Extra medication to cover holidays

If you are going aboard for travel or work commitments for more than three months please be aware that we are only able to prescribe medication up to three month, after this you will need to register with a doctor in the country that you are visiting or buy the medication for a pharmacist.

For more information please follow this link.

Ordering Prescriptions Online

If you have registered for online access you can order repeat prescriptions electronically AND have your repeat prescriptions sent directly to your preferred/nominated pharmacy without having to telephone or visit the surgery!

Electronic prescriptions saves you time; you do not need to come to the surgery, no hassles with trying to park your car in the practice car park, no need to wait to collect your medication, and no additional travel to the pharmacy or waiting to collect your prescription

Your Pharmacist can nominate themselves on your behalf, or ask your GP or the reception team and we will happily set this up for you.

Please note: even if you have elected for electronic prescriptions you may still be required to visit the practice for blood tests, weight or blood pressure monitoring before the prescriptions can be processed.

If you have any enquiries about a prescription request, please call the Prescriptions Clerk on 01689 861 098.

How to Request Repeat Medication

There are several ways to request your prescription. We encourage patients to use Patient Access.

 Online using Patient Access – faster and recommended. You must register first.

Tick the relevant boxes on the white side of your last prescription and take it to a pharmacy.

Fax or post it

Drop it into Reception. Requests for warfarin must be accompanied by monitoring information. Find out more…

Requests for prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone for legal and safety reasons.

 

Transferring Private Prescriptions to NHS

Unfortunately we will not be able to transfer your initial private prescription to the NHS, you will need to pay for the initial prescription, following this we will be able to transfer this to a NHS prescription upon you bringing in the box from the initial private prescription, additionally if you have a letter from the prescribing consultant detailing the medication issued we will add this to your medical records, if we have not already done so.

Simply make your requests online