What are repeat prescriptions?
Repeat prescriptions are those medications that the GP has started when seeing a patient and is happy for the patient to have again without seeing the Doctor every time. Patients with repeat prescriptions still need to see their GP once or twice a year for a medication review to check the medicine is still appropriate and effective. GPs oversee and take responsibility for the repeat prescription system, but Prescription Clerks use their knowledge and experience to make this mainly computer based process run smoothly and safely.
Ordering repeat prescriptions
Do not leave it until you run out. Please order your repeat medication well before you are due to run out, as it will take 48 hours to process your prescription request - excluding weekends and Bank Holidays. You can order a repeat prescription by using one of the following methods:
- Sign up to online services (you can order your repeat medication, book appointments, view some test results and allergy information from the comfort of your own home. To register for this service, you will need a user name and password, which you must request from the surgery. Due to the nature of this service you will be asked to collect your login details in person and provide photographic ID (passport, driving license etc)
- Repeat prescription request form
- Phone (01278 720005) 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3pm
- In person or by post
- By email email@example.com please note email is not a secure method so please check the email address carefully and make sure you give full details of name, date of birth, type and strength of medication required and contact number