If your doctor agrees, you may obtain repeat prescriptions without seeing a doctor. You can get obtain your repeat prescriptions in the following ways:
To use this facility you need to sign up for online access.
The easiest way to do this is through the official NHS app. You can download this for iOS and Android phones. You can sign up for full access without visiting the surgery, verifying your identity remotely using by recording a short video of yourself.
Alternatively, you can register at the surgery in person by bringing some form of photo id with you. Reception will then issue you with a PIN number which will enable you to log into the system for the first time. You will then be asked to create a unique username and password before making your first on-line repeat prescription order.
If you have already obtained log-in details from the surgery, you can visit Patient Access to order your repeat prescriptions.
Complete the tear-off slip on the previous prescription telling us what you need and enclose it in an envelope, together with a stamped addressed envelope if you wish your prescription to be sent back to you.
If you do not have your repeat prescription list from your previous prescription, please write what you need on a piece of paper. Please leave clear and concise details including:
Date of birth Address Telephone number Medication name and strength
Please address the envelope to your usual surgery.
Your prescription will be ready to collect at the surgery at any time after 2.00 p.m. two working days after receipt.
If you wish your prescription to be sent back to you, please ensure you have enclosed a stamped, self-addressed, envelope with your request. The surgery will then post your prescription back to you.
Please consider a different approach during the COVID pandemic to reduce your risk from visiting the surgery.
Complete the tear-off slip on the previous prescription telling us what you need and place this into the “Repeat Prescriptions” Box in reception.
If you don’t have your printed list, you can write what you need on a piece of paper – please include the details set out in the “By Post” section of this leaflet.
If the surgery is closed you can put your prescription request through the letterbox in a sealed envelope addressed to the surgery.
Requests received by 4.00 p.m. will be processed the same working day ensuring your prescription will be ready to collect at the surgery at any time after 2.00 p.m. two working days after receipt.
From September, 2019, community pharmacies will no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. This is to ensure the safe and responsible issue of medication and to prevent unnecessary medicines waste.
Every drug has 2 names. It can be very confusing. For example NUROFEN is a trade name or marketing name, the generic or chemical name is IBUPROFEN. Similarly PANADOL and PARACETAMOL.
It is Government policy to increase the rate of generic prescribing. The Practice has taken the decision to prescribe generically, where possible.
It is practice policy to give prescriptions which last for 56 days but on occasions this may vary depending on the medication and on the doctor’s decision.