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Repeat Prescriptions

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Prescriptions for drugs which have been authorised as a repeat prescription by the doctor may be ordered:-

  • In Person - by handing in a completed medication request slip (right hand part of prescription) at any time during reception hours.
  • By Post - please enclose a Self Addressed Envelope if you require the prescription posting back to you.
  • Online - you can now request repeat prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. Please ask at reception for details.
  • Registration with a Registered Pharmacist.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

EPS enables prescribers such as GPs and practice nurses to send prescriptions electronically to a nominated pharmacy of the patient’s choice.  This is more effective, reliable, secure, confidential and convenient for both the practice and the pharmacy.  Patients can nominate the pharmacy of their choice at either the GP surgery, Pharmacy or via a dispensing appliance contractor if you use one.

Please note that repeat prescription requests cannot be taken over the phone directly from patients. 

Two working days’ notice is requested for the processing of repeat prescriptions. Repeats received after 1pm will be treated as having been received the next day.

Repeat prescriptions will be reviewed every 6 to 12 months

Please note that prescribing over the counter medicines is changing. Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

Pharmacy staff can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it is more serious, they will ensure that you get the care you need.

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for certain medicines that are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.

GPs, Nurses or Pharmacists will also generally no longer prescribe probiotics and some vitamins and minerals.  You can get these from eating a healthy, varied and balanced diet, or buy them at your pharmacy or supermarket.

There are exceptions to the new prescription rules. The reasons vary for each condition.  Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will speak to you if this affects you.

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