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Repeat Prescriptions

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.
What do I do with the repeat prescription request?
  1. Place your repeat prescription request in the box at the practice main entrance
  2. Give the repeat prescription request to a Receptionist if you have a query
  3. Leave at your usual Pharmacy if they offer a Prescription Collection Service.
How do I collect a new repeat prescription?
  • 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.
How long will it take? Please allow:
  • 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.
Please note: prescriptions handed into the practice on a Friday will be ready for collection on the following Tuesday. If you are requesting medication earlier than normal e.g. going on holiday, please indicate why on your request slip.