Prescriptions for drugs which have been authorised as a repeat prescription by the doctor may be ordered:
- In Person - By handing in a completed medication request slip (right hand part of prescription) at any time during reception hours
- By Post - Please complete a Self Addressed Envelope if you require the prescription posting back to you
- Online - You can now request repeat prescriptions online. Please ask at Reception for details.
- Registration with a Registered Pharmacist.
Please note that repeat prescription requests CANNOT BE TAKEN OVER THE PHONE directly from patients.
Please allow 48 hours for the signed prescription to be collected. Please avoid telephone requests.
You can order repeat prescriptions online. To use SystmOnline you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which is obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you.
Please note that the prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing. Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns, even if you qualify for free prescriptions.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
Pharmacy staff can offer help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns and if your symptoms suggest it is more serious they will ensure that you get the care you need.
Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will also no longer prescribe probiotics and some vitamins and minerals. You can get these from eating a healthy, varied and balanced diet, or buy them at your pharmacy or supermarket.
There are exceptions to the new prescription rules and these care for each condition. Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will speak to you if this affects you.