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Repeat Prescriptions

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Patient Safety

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be safely processed by the surgery and remember to take weekends and public holidays into account.

Remember also that your pharmacy needs additional time to safely dispense your medicine(s).

Please note that for patient safety reasons it is Practice policy not to accept prescription requests over the telephone.

Avoid over ordering and hoarding medicines - hand them in to your pharmacy.

 

How to Request Repeat Medicinesmedication7

Attached to your prescription is an “order form” that you should keep safely until you need to re-order. If this is lost you can request a copy at reception.

When your medicines begin to run low, request only the drugs that you require.

  • Hand the form in at reception
  • Post the form to the surgery either by hand through the letterbox or by post.
  • Hand in to your local pharmacy who will deliver it to the surgery
  • Order online via the link at the top of this page

 

  • Collect your prescription from either the surgery or the chemist
  • If you would like your signed prescriptions sent directly to a pharmacy, please indicate which one to reception staff

 

Requests for Medicines not on Repeat

If you request a medicine that our records tell us is not on your normal repeat order, this will not automatically be prescribed for you. A GP will decide if the medication is appropriate and you may be required to consult with a GP and so you should allow extra time for this request to be processed.  

 

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication may be asked to see a GP or the Practice Nurse at least once a year for a medication review. Notification will appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment for a reivew to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

 

 
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