Repeat medication is only those items which appear on the right-hand side of your prescription. (You may have other medication which has not been classed as a repeat by your doctor, even if you are taking it over a long period of time).
You can have your prescriptions sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice by nominating a pharmacy on your medical records. You can have your nominated pharmacy added by the pharmacy itself, or the surgery. When you have requested your medication, you can go straight to your nominated pharmacy to pick up your medication 48 hours after it has been requested.
Manual Prescription Requests
Manual repeat prescription requests will only be accepted on the printed tear-off request form attached to your prescription. Please ensure you tick the medicines you require and DO NOT add any extra medicines. You can either:
send in your request by post (if you want us to post back your prescription to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope);
hand to the receptionist during opening hours;
put your request in the prescription box opposite the reception desk;
request your repeat prescription using the on-line facility on our website;
arrange for one of the local pharmacists to order and collect prescriptions on your behalf (see posters in reception)
All repeat medication has to be regularly reviewed by a clinician, your repeat prescription order slip will show the date of your next review. Please ensure you attend for a medication review when it is due as medication cannot be issued after that date.
PLEASE NOTE : If you would like to use our on-line repeat prescription or appointments booking service you need to register for these at reception. (Further details in the 'Appointments' section).
Please allow two working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Requests for Urgent Prescriptions
The Practice has a repeat medications policy, which states that we will process all requests for prescriptions and provide a prescription within 2 working days.
We receive large numbers of these urgent requests on a daily basis. Many medications can safely be missed for a few days; Urgent prescription requests are requests for emergency medication which are needed within 24 hours to prevent the you from becoming seriously ill. Urgent prescription requests are not requests for medication which have been ordered late as it is your responsibility to ensure that repeat prescription requests are ordered in time. Items which can be bought over the counter at the pharmacy or for non-urgent medication will not be issued a prescription if an urgent request has been made. This will ensure safe prescribing and optimize access to the clinical team.
The practice has made a decision that unless your request falls within a certain narrow range of emergency drugs, shown below, then your request will be processed following the repeat prescribing policy, to ensure safe prescribing and to optimize access to the clinical team. This system should not be used routinely.
The following are regarded as emergency drugs:
Epileptic medication e.g. sodium Valproate, Levetiracetam, Lamotrigine, Phenytoin
Adrenaline for Anaphylaxis e.g. EpiPen, Emerade, Jext
Palliative patients requiring end of life medicines
Anticoagulants - Warfarin/DOACs especially for PE or DVT
Antipsychotics e.g. Olanzapine, Risperidone, Quetiapine, Aripiprazole
Prescription following discharge from hospital
Skin creams for Eczema/Psoriasis/Acne/Dry skin
High blood pressure/Cholesterol tablets
Oral Diabetic Medication
Nutritional supplements/vitamin tablets/iron
Sleeping tablets/regular painkillers
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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