If you need long-term medication, your Doctor will authorise you to obtain repeat prescriptions.
If you do not have your re-order slip, write down on a piece of paper, your name, date of birth, who your Doctor is and the medication required, with dosage if possible, plus any additional information, for example if you require your prescription to be collected by a pharmacy.
The surgery requires 48 hours to process your authorised repeat prescription request. We do not count weekends in the number of days.
Handwritten amendments to the request are not routine authorised repeats and may take longer than 48 hours to process, or the Doctor may decide not to prescribe this medication.
Please note we cannot accept repeat prescription orders over the telephone.
If you have arranged for a Pharmacy to collect your prescription on your behalf, please write on your order slip the name of the Chemist.
We will only give prescriptions out to Pharmacies if the prescription has that chemists' name written on it. If you want to keep the order slip yourself, please ensure you tell the pharmacist.
If you send your re-order slip to us with a stamped addressed envelope we will return your prescription to you in the post. Please remember to allow enough time for postage and 48 hours for processing however.
From time to time your Doctor may wish to see you to review your condition and your on-going medication. He/she may ask you to have a blood test, blood pressure check, or ask the Nurse to review your condition in a specialist clinic. You will usually receive the information when you collect your prescription.