If you have been started on medication which the doctor, either here at the Practice or at the Hospital, has decided needs to be taken regularly. The doctor may choose to issue this via a repeat prescription. Most medication is added to a repeat prescription in quantities which last eight weeks which can then be re-ordered as required.
Items on repeat prescription can be ordered using the online service via the link at the top of this page. Alternatively you can continue to use the re-order slip which is issued with each prescription, or by written request. We are unable to accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone.
All repeat prescriptions are monitored with regard to the frequency of the requests. If a repeat request is submitted too soon we will be unable to issue it, if you have a genuine reason for making your request early, please discuss this with the receptionist, who may be able to help.
Prescriptions will be ready for collection at least two working days (48 working hours) after ordering.
Once ready your prescription can be collected in person, by a chosen representative or one of the many local pharmacies who operate a collection service. Alternatively prescriptions can now be sent to local pharmacies in electronic format. Patients will need to discuss this option with their chosen pharmacy who will be able to set this process up for them.
There may be occasions when patients are prescribed medication for a specific condition or illness which are not required once the condition has resolved. It would not be usual for these types of medication to be issued again without the patient being reviewed by the doctor.
Patients on repeat medication should make arrangements to see a Doctor, Nurse Practitioner, Practice Nurse or Healthcare Assistant at least once a year to review the condition which requires these regular medications.