PRESCRIPTIONS ADVICE

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication you will be issued with a repeat prescription slip. You may request repeat prescriptions by ticking the items required on the slip. This can then be handed in at the reception desk or to the pharmacist that usually dispenses your prescription. You may post the request to the surgery if you prefer (please enclose a reply paid envelope if you want the prescription returned to you).

The Surgery will need 3 working days from receipt of any request to process your prescription and then will send the new prescription to your chosen pharmacy. Please make sure you plan this timescale into your request (i.e. 3 working days plus time for the pharmacy to process the prescription) to avoid running out of medication. You may prefer to collect the prescription from reception, again please allow enough time from your request for the prescription to be printed, signed and sorted.

You can also sign up to request your medication ‘on line’ click here for more information and, if signed up, to make an online medication request. You will need to come in to the surgery to register for this service.

A leaflet explaining these services can be downloaded here.

 

Medication not on repeat prescription

Requests for medication which you do not have on repeat prescription but have been given in the past can be obtain in the following ways:

Phone your pharmacist.

  • Boots 01404 42666
  • Boots Alliance 01404 41866
  • Tesco 01404 539247

Fax the surgery - 01404 46621 
(With details and reasons for the request – please identify yourself clearly)

Pick up one of our medication request forms which will be at reception or in your local pharmacy.

If you have forgotten to order your prescription on time you will not be left without treatment:

  • If you are unwell you can make an appointment to see a doctor at the surgery or to ask for a telephone consultation, or when the surgery is closed, contact the out of hours service.
  • If you need medication at weekends or when the surgery is closed your pharmacist can dispense your medication for a few days.
  • If you have recently been to a hospital appointment and your medication has been changed, the hospital doctors should issue you with a prescription for an initial course of the new drug.

 

 
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