Repeat prescriptions are issued at the GP's discretion and are normally for patients on long term treatment.
How do I request repeat prescriptions?
Requests for repeats MUST be made in writing as requests will be more accurate and this will help to reduce errors and misunderstandings.
Please note: in order to keep phone lines available for appointment booking we are not able to accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone. Please do not make an appointment with a doctor for repeat prescriptions.
You can request repeat prescriptions by:
completing the tear-off slip from the right-hand side of your last prescription as this ensures we have the exact drug names OR
using one of the repeat prescription forms (available in the practice foyer)
Please leave your request at Reception OR post it to the surgery.
If you prefer, we can post the prescription back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope) OR we can hand your prescription direct to one of the pharmacies that collect prescriptions from us.
Please tell us your "preferred" pharmacy if you prefer to collect from your community pharmacist.
You can also request repeat prescriptions on-line by:
a secure system (called SystmOne Online) – accessible via our practice website (see the 'Prescriptions Online' tab) – although you will need to register for your own personal log-in details – ask Reception for details on how to do this.
How long should I allow for ordering repeat prescriptions?
It is important not to run out of your repeat prescription drugs.
Please allow TWO clear working days (do not count the day you make your request) for your prescription to be available for collection. For example:
Day of request:
Please make allowances for weekends and public holidays by ordering in plenty of time.
We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment to see a clinician to discuss your medication.