There are a number of ways to order your medication.
Non-urgent advice: After ordering…
Whichever method you use for ordering a repeat prescription, it takes three (3) working days to process. If you need it sooner then please tell reception so they can alert the doctor.
How to order your repeat prescription
The easiest way to order a repeat prescription is to register for online services.
Simply log in to the online portal and visit the medication section. You then tick the prescriptions you want.
You can do this by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications, or by submitting a handwritten request.
Please put this repeat prescription request in the box on the reception desk.
You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the practice. You can include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able to pick up your prescription from the surgery.
Please note we are unable to accept ANY repeat prescription requests by telephone.
Electronic prescribing service (EPS)
Instead of issuing a green hand signed paper prescription, the doctor can now send the prescription electronically to your chosen pharmacist.
This means you don’t have to come back to the surgery to pick up the prescription, but you can go straight to the pharmacist and pick up your medicine.
This works even better if you request the medicine online as it means you can miss out on two trips to the practice.
You can nominate your pharmacy:
- Visiting your regular pharmacy and signing up for electronic prescribing.
- Ask the receptionist at the practice to register your chosen pharmacy.
- You can also change your nominated pharmacy through the online portal under the medication section and then click on ‘change pharmacy’. However you cannot make the initial nomination online.
Find out more about electronic prescribing
The doctors at the practice regularly review the medication you are taking. They will sometimes call you in for a medication review and this may involve blood tests. It is very important that you attend these appointments, as it keeps you safe whilst taking medication.
Medication not in stock
Sometimes, patients find that their preferred pharmacy does not have stock of the prescribed item. In these cases the patient should ring round other Pharmacies to check their stock, as they often use different suppliers.
It is not the responsibility of the practice to re-issue an alternative prescription based on one pharmacy not having supplies.