This option is only for medicines that you take regularly, that have been authorised as ‘repeats’ by your Doctor.
If you are a newly registered patient at the practice and are yet to get your repeats authorised and on your system; register here.
If URGENT: Please contact your pharmacy where they can dispense an emergency prescription for your medication if they feel this is suitable. Please ensure you go through the normal channels listed below to get your next prescription (this takes 3 working days). DO NOT contact your GP for urgent medication requests. This will be rejected. Please ensure you plan ahead to avoid needing an emergency script from your pharmacy.
Option 1 (Recommended)
Request Medications Online
If you have the NHS app or patient access as you can easily request your medications there. If you do not have online access you can register for free. Please visit the NHS App page to see how.
Contact your local pharmacy that has handled your previous prescription requests and instruct them to request on your behalf.
Attached to your prescription there should be a re-order form with the authorised drugs on it.
Tick the drugs that you require and either:
- Post to us (write ‘Prescription’ on the envelope)
- Place in the box in the Entrance Foyer
As this system is for regular medicines, please request in plenty of time.
Repeat prescriptions will be ready to collect after 3 working days whether collecting from the Surgery or the Chemist
PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE YOUR REQUEST - IT WILL NOY BE PROCESSED
How to Collect:
There are three ways of collecting your prescriptions:-
Collect from the surgery after 3 working days.
Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and we will post the prescription to you.
Most Chemists will collect prescriptions from the Surgery, so that you can collect the medicines direct from them. This saves a trip to the Surgery. If you wish to use this service then please write the name of the Chemist on the bottom of the tear off re-order slip where it says “Chemist______________________”.
Nominate a chemist for Electronic Prescriptions Service (EPS)
If you are housebound - all chemists will deliver when necessary. Check with your Chemist and once agreed then please write “Deliver” next to the Chemist name on the order form.
If you forget to order or lose your medications, please place a new order immediately. We have a list of 'Urgent Medicaltions' when it would be unsafe to miss doses. Requests for these medications will be processed the same day. For the majority of medications, it will be 3 working days.
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3 Working Days
It is our practice policy to turnaround medication requests within 3 working days.
Dependency Forming Medications
Some medications, such as benzodiazepines, opioids and gabapentinoids, are addictive. We only prescribe these medications in exceptional circumstances and you will be required to sign an agreement before we can issue them.
Medication Review Date
If you are on repeat medications you will have a medication review in the month of your birthday, annually. It is your responsibility to attend for any required monitoring, such as blood tests or blood pressure checks. We can not issue these medications until the required monitoring is complete.
Prescriptions form Private Providers
We do not accept requests to prescribe Shared Care Drugs from any non-NHS providers.
The Practice reserves the right to decline any request to takeover prescribing from any provider. However, in most instances, if the medication is approved on the APC Formulary we will happily take over prescribing upon your Consultant's request.
Shared Care Drugs
In order for the Practice to take on prescribing of a Shared Care Drug, the following criteria must be met:
- NHS Shared Care Agreement signed by Specialist present in notes
- You must be stable on the medication for 12 weeks under care of specialist
Medications Started in Secondary Care
When starting a medication in secondary care, it is the responsibility of the prescriber to issue 28 days supply of medications and ensure a discharge summary or clinic letter detailing the initiation is sent to the Practice. The Practice will not issue any such medications until we have received this documentation.
Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in Primary Care
|Indigestion and heartburn
|Infrequent cold sores of the lip
|Coughs and colds
|Insect bites and stings
|Mild to moderate hayfever
|Minor burns and scalds
|Minor conditions associated
|With pain, discomfort and fever
|Mild irritant dermatitis
|Warts and verrucae
Examples of medicines commonly prescribed that should be purchased OTC
|Aciclovir for lip cold sores
| Olive Oil
| Gaviscon, Peptac
| Ketoconazole Shampoo
| Beconase, Nasonex
| Nasal decongestants
|Miconazole oral gel
| Antihistamines (including Fexofenadine)
|Vitamins (including maintenance Vitamin D)
|Chloramphenicol for over 2 yera olds