Requests for repeat prescriptions can be made by calling into the surgery in person, mailing it to the surgery, faxing it to 01942 807600 or by email at email@example.com.
If you wish us to mail your prescription back to you, please provide a stamped self-addressed envelope at the time of making your request and we will be happy to return your prescription by post.
We also offer an on-line ordering service for repeat prescriptions - this is called SystmOnline whereby we register your email address on the Practice Clinical IT system and you are then able to order repeat prescriptions (as well as book appointments, look at detailed coded medical entries in your medical records) on-line. If you wish to learn more about SystmOnline please feel free to speak to a member of the reception team and they will be more than happy to guide you further.
Local pharmacies also operate a collect/deliver service, whereby your chosen pharmacy may agree to collect the prescription from the surgery on your behalf and will then deliver the dispensed prescription to your home. If you would be interested in using such a service, please inquire about this service via your pharmacist - if you decide to use this method it is your responsibility to arrange for your pharmacist to collect and deliver the prescription.
An acute prescription is one that you would require at onset of an illness or a prescription you may only require once or twice a year, such as hay fever treatment. It may be that you can get your acute prescription without having to see the doctor and in the first instance you should either call into surgery to discuss matter or put your request in writing to Reception staff. Your request for prescription will be put to a doctor and you will be advised at our earliest convenience of the outcome to your request.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information about electronic prescribing services.
Forty-eight working/office hours notice is required for repeat prescriptions, i.e. Saturday/Sunday are not counted as notice period nor is Wednesday afternoon.
When ordering a repeat prescription please provide the following details:
- Name, address, date of birth
- Name of the medication you require
- Strength of medication, e.g. mg, mcg, ml etc.
- Daily dosage, e.g. 1 tab three times a day
- The amount required by you either in the form of the number of days supply or total quantity
Please also provide your contact telephone number in case we need to discuss the prescription request with you.
If you are requesting your repeat prescription earlier than on the date it would normally be due, please state the reason for your early request, i.e. going away on holiday
Prescriptions are usually given for maximum of eight weeks with each issue. In some circumstances, such as with HRT/contraceptive medication, a greater supply may be agreed following consideration of the doctor.