You may be allowed to have some treatments on repeat prescriptions, without seeing your doctor (We will want to see you at least once a year if you are on regular medication).
Putting patients in control of their repeat prescriptions
We no longer accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone or from pharmacies for most patients. Our Doctors are asking patients to order their own medicines using one of the following options.
Online ordering via the NHS App
Download the NHS App from either the APP store or Google Play-
This is our preferred method
Drop off your repeat prescription directly—just post it in the box in reception, remembering to add your name and address
Post your repeat prescription request to The surgery at the above address
Once ordered your prescription will be available to collect from a pharmacy of your choice within 48 hours as follows:
|Request received by practice||Prescription available for collection|
Please remember that if you opt to collect your prescription from one of the local pharmacies then please speak to them about registering you as their nominated pharmacy.
Please help us to minimise the waste of NHS monies by only asking for repeat medications that you currently need. Please do not ‘stockpile’ medicines in your cupboards ‘just in case’ you might need them in the future. Any unused medicines can be returned to your chemist for safe disposal.
Three things that can help us out
- Order all of your repeat prescriptions in one go - for most patients this would be every two months. Some of you very considerately order your drugs just when you need them so that there is no possibility of any wastage. We are trying to find a half-way house so that you only have to order medication every two months and we can reduce the number of times we have to process your requests.
- Order prescriptions electronically. We understand though that not all of our patients are electronic whizz-kids!
- Try to avoid requesting repeat prescriptions in the consultation. We know from your feedback that if there is one thing you would like us to improve it would be for you to be seen on time (although you value the fact that we won't rush your consultation if we are running late). We are therefore trying to avoid giving repeat prescriptions during consultations. We will of course give you prescriptions for anything that we have changed during the consultation.