If you need regular prescriptions and the doctor does not need to see you every month, then your prescription requirements will be usually dealt with by our repeat prescription system.
You may order repeat prescriptions with a written request by calling at the reception or posting in the repeat prescription box.
If you would like it posted back to you please provide a stamped addressed envelope.
Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration first.
Housebound patients may order prescriptions over the telephone.
If you wish the pharmacist to order your prescriptions and deliver them for you, you will be asked to sign a form giving your permission from the pharmacist
When you collect your prescription or have it delivered would you please make sure your name, address and contact details are correct.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
28 days prescribing
We are working in line with national guidance and will be issuing 28 days worth of medication due to some patients over-ordering and the potential to disrupt an already fragile supply chain we are recommending that practices issue 28 days’ supply.
The NHS recognises that a 28-day repeat prescribing interval makes the best possible balance between patient convenience, good medical practice and minimal drug wastage.
The British Medical Association notes that “Prescribing intervals should be in line with the medically appropriate needs of the patient, taking into account the need to safeguard NHS resources, patient convenience, and the dangers of excess drugs in the home.”
The benefits of 28-day prescribing include:
- Reducing the amount of medicine which is currently wasted when your doctor stops or changes your medicine.
- Reducing the potential for error when your medication is changed in the middle of supply.
- Increased safety as you will not have multiple containers of the same medicine meaning it is likely to reduce the number of mistakes made by, for example, elderly patients, and it will also reduce the risk of potential poisoning of young children.
- Many medicines are supplied in 28-day packs, allowing you to check that you have taken your medication each day. You will start and finish the container of each medicine on the same day of the week, meaning it will be easier for your doctor to review all of the repeat medicines you are taking and to see when you have not ordered your medicines.
- Many patients have to make several visits each month to their surgery because they have run out of their medicines at different times. With 28-day prescribing you should finish your medicines all at the same time, meaning you will only have to visit the surgery once a month to collect your repeat medicines. It will also reduce the likelihood of needing to make an emergency request if you run out of medicine.
- Financial losses due to medicines waste represent a direct loss to patient care
Did you know you can also consider purchasing a Prescription Prepayment Certificate, which you can discuss with your Pharmacist.
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Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.