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Repeat Prescriptions

blue_yellowPrescriptions for new medication can only be issued following consultation with the doctor.

If you require regular medication your doctor will issue you with a repeat prescription computer slip. You can request repeat medication by dropping the slip into the surgery or sending it in by post with a stamped addressed envelope if you are unable to collect the prescription yourself. You can also request repeat medication online.
Please allow 72 working hours (3 working days) for prescriptions to be processed by the surgery before collection.  If your prescription is sent to a pharmacy please allow an additional 24 hours before collection.

In all cases please try to use the request slip (the right hand side of your last prescription) and ensure that you tick the items required.

We regret that we are unable to take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone. This is because confusion can arise over drug names and in order that errors do not occur and that our systems are as safe as possible the practice has a policy not to accept telephone requests for repeat medication.

Make sure you order in plenty of time

Please allow 72 hours for repeat prescriptions to be processed.

Please ensure that you request your next prescription in plenty of time before your current supply runs out - particularly when approaching periods of public holidays or when you are planning your annual holiday. The following schedule shows when you can expect your prescription to be available for collection following a request:

 

 Request Received

Available for Collection

(after 14:00)

MondayThursday
TuesdayFriday
WednesdayMonday
ThursdayTuesday
FridayWednesday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 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.

In all cases please try to use the request slip (the right hand side of your last prescription) and ensure that you tick the items required.

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