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Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients on long-term treatment and have to be arranged after consultation with your doctor.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways;

  • Online via the link at the top of this page;
  • By written request at the Surgery via Reception or if your prescription is on computer, tick the items you require on the tear-off slip;
  • By post – please include a stamped addressed envelope if you would like the prescription posted back to you;
  • From your local pharmacy via the Electronic Prescription Service.

Please allow 72 working hours before collecting your prescription. If collecting from you nominated pharmacy, please check for their usual collection turnaround times.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

From May 2019, the vast majority of prescriptions we issue are sent to pharmacies electronically. This means that you no longer need a physical piece of paper when the doctor issues a prescription for you. If you do not yet have a nominated pharmacy (a pharmacy which you would like your electronic prescriptions sent to), then please let us know. If you would prefer to not have a nominated pharmacy, you will be issued with a prescription 'token'. You can then take this to a pharmacy of your choice.

'Urgent' Prescriptions

It is the patients' responsibility to request repeat prescriptions in a timely manner to ensure that you do not run out of your regular medications.

Urgent requests for medication will only be considered for the medications below:

- Inhalers

- Epilepsy Medication

- Insulin

- GTN Spray

- Blood Thinners

- Water Tablets

- Transplant Medication

- Hydrocortisone Tablets/ Prednisolone

- Epipen

- Parkinson's Drugs

'Priority' Prescriptions will be available for collection after 17:30 PM weekdays. Please note: No other medications will be treated as 'Urgent'.

This is a clinical decision made by the GP's to ensure safe prescribing for our patients. Our Medical Receptionists will not be able to alter this decision.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) makes managing your repeat prescriptions easier. If you are on a regular repeat prescription you may be eligible for eRD. eRD will automatically send your repeat prescription to your pharmacy, removing the need for you to request it from us first. If you would like to sign up to eRD, please let us know.

For more information about how the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service works. Please click here to watch a short video.

We are collaborating with NHS  Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) who is providing NHS numbers for those patients that maybe suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions. The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA.

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