Many of our patients need prescriptions on a regular basis.
It is very much up to the discretion of the doctor who signs the prescription to decide if it is to be issued and how much to issue.
We often will put a message on a prescription that perhaps you need a blood test or another check or need to see a doctor before anything further is issues. We may also put on information, for example it is time to get an influenza vaccination.
Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the white or right hand side of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
How to request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways:
You can order your repeat prescriptions via Patient Access on a computer, ipad or a phone APP. The surgery will give you a log in and password to access this.
Fill in a prescription request form or underline the items needed on the tear-off side of your prescription and drop it into the surgery. Please do not order any medications you do not need.
If a stamped addressed envelope is supplied, your prescription can be returned via Royal Mail. Find our postal address.
Hospital Prescription Requests
Many of our patients will go to a hospital clinic and the doctor there recommends a medication, asking this is issued by us at the practice. We always review these requests and normally do process these. However there are sometimes problems we face, for example we sometimes cannot read the hospital note or cannot readily identify the dose or strength of the suggested medication. This may cause delays with issuing this but our concern at all times is to be as safe as possible. Please do bear with us during these delays.