Repeat prescriptions are for items which are necessary for the treatment of chronic (ongoing) conditions. Examples of these are diabetes, asthma, heart conditions, high blood pressure etc. Details of the medication the patient can request on repeat are entered onto our computer and authorised by the GP for a specific number of repeats. Once this number has been used up the patient will be advised they must make an appointment with the doctor to have their medication reviewed. This is necessary to ensure the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment.
Patients can request their medication by using the computer print-out on the right hand side of the prescription (please indicate which medication is required) or fill in a request slip available at reception.
Please order your prescription between 11.00am – 1.00pm and 3.00 – 4.30pm in person at the surgery. Your prescription will be available for you to collect within two working days from the surgery unless patients request their prescription to be collected by a local chemist. Not all chemists in the area collect from our surgery so patients will need to check collection arrangements and allow additional time before collection from the chemist.
We regret we do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone unless your are housebound and have made prior arrangements with the GP.
These are for items that are required to alleviate an Acute problem that has arisen, e.g. sore throat, bad cough etc. Consequently, the majority of Acute prescriptions are issued during surgery consultations.
Occasionally the doctor will prescribe items such as simple painkillers, diarrhoea remedies etc in response to a telephone consultation. However, antibiotics are never prescribed in response to a telephone request.
You can request repeat medication on line. To do this you need to register with the practice and obtain a password to enable you to access this service. Once your registration account is created and activated you will be able to use the system to book and cancel appointments and request repeat medication as required.
Please complete an application form to register for this service.