By arrangement with your doctor, you may obtain repeat prescriptions using the tear-off portion of your prescription form. Please retain this form for future use; doing so will speed up the process for both you and the surgery. The form may be either handed in at the surgery or posted to the surgery. In all cases a written request will be required. Prescriptions will be posted back to you if you provide a stamped addressed envelope.
Please do not make an appointment for a repeat prescription or ask for a repeat prescription during a consultation with a doctor as this wastes valuable time.
If you prefer, you may order order online by following the link at the top of this page and completing a simple registration.
Please order your repeat items in time. Patients who forget to do so place undue pressures on the service that can affect the turnround for other patients.
You will need to order early if your prescription is due during a Bank Holiday period or if you are going away on holiday. Please specify the reason why you are ordering early when you place your repeat request to avoid any delay.
Prescriptions issued by a hospital should be dispensed at the hospital. If you wish to have the item dealt with at the practice you must give us the usual 48 hours' notice. Items will only be issued on receipt of a typed, detailed letter from the hospital.
When ordering medication please allow extra time for medication that does not appear on your tick slip as a repeat item. Our in-house Pharmacist team are not reviewing requests from patients for acute items. These are items that do not appear on the tick slip and that you have to hand write on to your request. This is to ensure correct use of your medication. If required and used regularly the Pharmacist may add this item to your repeat list. Please not that you MAY get a call from our pharmacist team to discuss this.
Your local pharmacy may be able to collect your prescription on your behalf; please speak to them direct to arrange this.
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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
It is recommended that prescribers should NOT supply treatment durations in excess of 3 months for patients who are travelling abroad or otherwise absent from the UK. Patients should make local arrangements in their destination country for on-going medical care. See link below for details:
Prescribing for patients living or travelling abroad