How to request your medication
Requests can be made in person, via fax, or in writing. We also offer an online repeat prescription service. Visit our Online Service Page (link doesn't work) for information about this service
You can either tick the necessary items from the checklist on the right hand side of your last prescription or supply a letter with your name, date of birth, address and required medication or complete a medication request form in the surgery. We are unable to take repeat prescription requests over the telephone, during holiday periods or outside normal working hours. You are able to set up a Collection service with one of the local Pharmacies and you can enquire about they're delivery services.
As of September 2018 Pharmacies DO NOT accept telephone requests for REPEAT medication. NHS England has stopped this service in order to save money. You can order prescriptions by dropping off a prescription slip, sending it by post or by registering for Online Services.
Prescriptions requested are normally ready for collection within 48 hours. If requesting this through the pharmacy, the timescale may take a further 24 hours to achieve, depending on pharmacy pickup schedule. The time we take to prepare your prescription allows the doctor adequate time to check your request and review your medication where appropriate. We believe this system ensures a high standard of care. Please avoid asking staff to process your request any quicker.
How the notice period for a repeat prescription works:
|Available for Collection
Monday - Before 2pm
Wednesday - After 4pm
Tuesday - Before 2pm
Thursday - After 4pm
Wednesday - Before 2pm
Friday - After 4pm
Thursday - Before 2pm
Monday - After 4pm
Friday - Before 2pm
Tuesday - After 4pm
Expired authorisation of prescribed medicines
For your safety and care we require that you are seen by the GP at least every year to review your medication. Please look out for the message on the right hand side of your script and ensure that you make an appointment prior to the review date. If you have not been reviewed delays may result in being able to get your prescription. When you see the doctor he/she will usually be happy to give a prescription during the consultation. But, due to time constraints please do not request repeat prescriptions for other members of your family and your consultation they should be requested in the normal way.
Medication request for medication not on repeat
If you require further supplies of medicine which may have been prescribed in the past but is not currently authorised to issue can be requested in person with a medication request form available from our reception. Please allow a notice period equivalent to that for a repeat prescriptions for collection The prescription will be issued provided that the doctor is willing to prescribe the item requested without seeing the patient. Certain drugs will not be issued without patient being seen by the GP
Medication after discharge from hospital
If you require medication after discharge from hospital please ensure that we have 72 hours to process your request. Please submit the discharge summary with details of changes of medications that you require.
You can pick up your prescription, after the notice period, in person or have it posted to you if you have supplied a stamped addressed envelope (please allow 7 days for receipt).Depending on your written requirement, your prescription can also be forwarded to the pharmacy of your choice from the specified in agreed list (you may add up to 24 hours to pick up time). If somebody other than you (or a nominated carer) is picking up a prescription for you, we will need written authorisation from you before its release
A detailed information leaflet on repeat prescribing procedures is available from reception.
Electronic Prescription Service
Now you can pick up your prescriptions directly from your designated pharmacy/chemist as prescriptions will be sent through to your chemist online electronically saving you time visiting surgery.