Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways.
How do I order a new prescription?
- Place a (√) next it the medicine you need this time on the repeat prescription request slip (repeat prescription side slip). Please avoid using a cross (x) as it can cause confusion. You should tick (√) only the medicines you need this time and if you no longer need a medicine and want it remove from your slip, please write details on your request slip.
- If you have lost the slip, write the medicines (copied from the labels) you need on a piece of paper with your name and address.
- If you are over 16 years of age, you can request repeat prescriptions via the Patient Access System. If you would like to use this facility, please ask at reception for a registration form. Please note, you will need to provide proof of identity i.e. driving licence, passport etc.
- Place your repeat prescription request in the box at the practice main entrance
- Give the repeat prescription request to a Receptionist if you have a query
- Leave at your usual Pharmacy if they offer a Prescription Collection Service.
- Unless otherwise indicated, your prescription will be at the practice reception for collection.
- If you wish the prescription to be posted to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
- 2 working days if the repeat prescription request slip is handed into the practice.
- 3 working days if a pharmacy prescription collection service is used.
Avoiding Wasting Medicines
Did you know that any unused medicines you take back to the Pharmacist cannot be reused, even if you have not opened the packet?
Please do not put unused medicines in the household rubbish or down the toilet. Medicines should be taken to your nearest pharmacy, where they will be disposed of safely.
Each year large sums of money are wasted due to medicines being thrown away. Instead of wasting this money, we would like to make sure this money is spent on improving healthcare, like reducing hospital waiting lists and we can do this by reviewing your medicines regularly.
NHS Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
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