It is easier and quicker to manage appointments and request repeat prescriptions via our online service. Simply log in and select an option. You must be permanently registered with the Practice and first apply in person at the Surgery, you will be required to produce identification.
Patients who have a temporary registration at the Practice are not permitted to use the online repeat medication form.
Please see our Systmonline guide for patients
Please allow two full working days before collecting your repeat prescription. For example requests made after 6pm, weekends or a public holiday, are actioned by the staff on the next working day, i.e ordered Saturday, next working day Monday, your prescription will be ready by Wednesday.
Patient are advised to request Electronic prescriptions.(see below)
The benefits of Electronic prescriptions are that:
- prescribers can process prescriptions more efficiently and spend less time dealing with prescription queries
- dispensers can reduce use of paper, have improved stock control, and provide a more efficient service to patients
- patients can collect repeat prescriptions from a pharmacy without visiting their GP, and won’t have a paper prescription to lose.
If you forget to request a repeat prescription
If you forget to obtain a prescription for repeat medication and thus run out of important medicines, you may be able to get help from your Pharmacy. Under the Urgent Provision of Repeat Medication Service, Pharmacists may be able to supply you with a further cycle of a previously repeated medicine, without having to get a prescription from your GP.
If you have run out of important medication, telephone your usual Pharmacy to check that they offer this service; if they don’t, they may either direct you to another Pharmacy who does provide it, or ask you to phone 111 where you can request details of a local Pharmacy that provides the service.
You must then take with you to the relevant Pharmacy, proof of both your identification and of your medication (for example, your repeat prescription list or the empty box which should have your details printed on it). Please note that controlled drugs and antibiotics are not provided through this service, you will need to ring 111 for these.
If you receive stoma products from your Pharmacy or other supplier and/or receive items such as continence products, please ensure you have sufficient supplies as you may encounter difficulties in obtaining these over Bank Holidays, or when the Surgery is closed.
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How to order in person
You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications, or by submitting a handwritten request.
Please put this repeat prescription request in the box on the Reception desk.
You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice. You must include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able to pick up your prescription from the Surgery (please allow extra time for any possible delays with the postal service).
Pharmacy ordering/collection service
Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our Practice. They can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.
Please note we are unable to accept repeat prescription requests by telephone.
When will my Prescription by ready?
Please do not phone to confirm if your prescription is ready. All repeat medication requests made, are available for collection after two fullworking days. Non-repeat medication(Special) requests are not automatically issued, when you attend to uplift your repeat medication you will be notified if your request has been authorised, if your request has been declined you may require to see your Doctor to further discuss your request. Please do not request Special Request items if using a S.A.E (self addressed envelope) method, as your request may be declined by your Doctor.
The Doctors at the Practice regularly review the medication you are taking. This may involve changes to your tablets and is in accordance with current Health Authority policies. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment. We may sometimes call you in for a medication review and this may involve blood tests. It is very important that you attend these appointments, as it keeps you safe whilst taking medication.
Non-repeat items (acute requests)
Non-repeat prescriptions, known as ‘acute’ prescriptions are medicines that have been issued by the Doctor but not added to your repeat prescription records. This is normally a new medication issued for a trial period, and may require a review visit with your Doctor prior to the medication being added onto your repeat prescription records.
Some medications are recorded as acute as they require to be closely monitored by the Doctor. If this is the case with your medicine, you may not always be issued with a repeat prescription until you have consulted with your Doctor again.
When you are discharged from Hospital you should normally receive five days supply of medication.
On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the Hospital, please visit the Surgery to provide them with this information, or post the details via S.A.E, before your supply of medication has run out.
Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP first, and if necessary your Doctor will provide you with a prescription. The Practice will endeavour to have this available by 4pm on the same day, however your prescription cannot be issued until your medical details are checked by the Doctor; therefore on occasion, you may be advised to collect it the following day.