Following discussion with your GP or nurse practitioner, you may be offered repeat prescriptions for long-term medication.
Once you have agreed this with your GP or nurse practitioner, you can request a repeat prescription:
- on-line - using our website
- in the practice - using a repeat prescription form
- by post - using a repeat prescription form
- via your pharmacy
You cannot request repeat prescriptions over the telephone (unless this has been agreed with the practice manager).
Requests for repeat prescriptions should be submitted at least 2 working days before they are needed. Postal requests should be submitted at least 7 working days before they are needed.
Please note that it can take longer than this to produce your prescription if there are any queries relating to your request.
Any enquiries about your medication request can be made between 08:30 – 13:00 Monday to Friday. We have a trained prescriptions administrator who will be happy to help.
A leaflet on repeat prescriptions is available here.
Prescription collection service
If you take medication on repeat prescriptions you may wish to take advantage of a free service offered by several of the local pharmacies. They will offer to collect prescriptions from the surgery and have the medication ready for collection at an agreed time at their premises. In certain special circumstances they may also be prepared to deliver, such as to the elderly, disabled and housebound.
If you wish to take advantage of this service you can find out which pharmacies participate by phoning your normal pharmacist or asking at the surgery reception. Please complete this form and pass it to the pharmacy of your choice and then when you need repeat medication in future all you will need to do is contact the pharmacy.
Patients on repeat medication need to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once or twice a year to review these regular medications. You will be notified when your medication review is due on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
When your medication review is overdue - you will be reminded of this on your prescription. If you ask for a repeat prescription and your medicatiom review is overdue - your GP / nurse practitioner may reduce the amount of drugs that you can request as follows:
- if you request a prescription and your medication review is overdue - the quantity of drugs supplied may be halved or reduced at the discretion of your GP / nurse practitioner
- if you make a further request for a prescription and your medication review is still overdue - the quantity of drugs may be reduced to 14 days supply or further reduced at the discretion of your GP / nurse practitioner
Please note the following:
please allow 2 full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account
precriptions cannot be collected outside of our normal opening hours (which are 8am to 6.30pm - Monday to Friday)