Repeat Prescriptions (48 hours notice please)
Repeat prescriptions are only authorised by the doctor if you require medication and you attend for a medication check on a regular basis.
Please give or send your request in writing (with a stamped, addressed envelope if you wish it to be posted) and please allow 2 working days before collection. However, if a medication is due for review or is not on repeat request, you should allow 3 working days. Please take into account Bank Holiday closures and submit your request ensuring you have adequate supplies to cover the Practice closures. You will receive a computerised tear-off slip with each prescription which you can use for future requests.
Requests are not accepted over the telephone (except for housebound patients) as this may lead to mistakes.
Please note that we can no longer give out prescriptions to anyone other than the patient without their written consent. This is to protect patient confidentiality.
Your medication needs to be reviewed by a doctor or nurse on a regular basis. The next review date is printed on your repeat medication slip. When you submit your request after this date is reached, it will be referred to your doctor who will decide whether the item can be reissued or whether your need to be seen first, in which case you will be asked to make an appointment.
If you are a newly registered patient, you will need to see the doctor first for assessment and confirmation of your medication and dosage before your medication can be prescribed.
You can request repeat prescriptions online via SystmOnline. You may find this service useful as you can order medication outside of working hours, to be processed when the surgery reopens.
To access an existing account, click on the logo below
Important - when requesting your prescription, if the review date for any of your medications has been reached, you will not be offered the option to order it online. You can make a textual request for the item/s in the 'Notes' box at the bottom of the page, when the doctor will decide whether it can be reissued without an appointment, or whether you need to be seen. Alternatively, you can make an appointment for a medication review with a doctor (or a Practice Nurse for diabetic/asthma medications).
In order to use this service you must have previously obtained the necessary security access codes. Please call at reception for details. Please bring photo I.D. with you.