Repeat Prescriptions

 

Arrangements for the supply of repeat prescriptions:

 

A substantial amount of time in General Practice is taken up with the preparation, authorisation and distribution of repeat prescriptions.  Repeat prescriptions are provided as a service to our patients and are produced with the authorisation and at the discretion of the doctor.

 

It is recommended that a patient’s repeat prescription screen is reviewed regularly (i.e. every 6 months, depending on the medication) to see if the medication is working efficiently and that there are no side effects

   

Arrangements for obtaining a repeat prescription:

 

Ø       Repeat Slip

This will be attached to your previous prescription and should be kept safely until you are ready to order.  You can tick the items required and place it in the special box provided in the waiting room.  This will save you time queuing at the desk and is the safest.

Ø       Letter

On a letter clearly giving the patients name, address, date of birth and requested medication with a contact telephone number in case of queries.

Ø       Telephone

Please ring the dedicated line number 01792 700868

The line is open from 10:00am to 12:00 noon and 2:00pm to 4:00pm Mon - Fri

Please ensure that you have the names of the medication to hand.

   Ø       On-line

AS LONG AS YOU HAVE SIGNED UP for this service, you are able to log on to the following link and order your prescription on-line (You may need to enable pop-ups on your PC): This is not available for patients who are receiving prescriptions of less than a month's duration i.e. weekly or fortnightly prescriptions.

Click Here to order your prescription Online!

 

 

 

ALL PRESCRIPTIONS WILL TAKE 48 HOURS FROM THE TIME OF ORDERING TO THE TIME OF COLLECTION.  THIS IS TO ENSURE THAT THE DOCTOR HAS ADEQUATE TIME TO STUDY YOUR RECORDS AND RE-ISSUE THE MEDICATION.

 

We would ask our patients to be mindful of the following items from the practice protocol on repeat prescriptions:-

1.       ONLY DOCTORS may add a new drug to a patients repeat prescription screen.

 

2.       Normally each drug will be prescribed in quantities sufficient for 28 days.

 

3.       It would normally be the responsibility of the doctor who normally sees a patient to regularly review and amend the repeat screen.

 

4.       Patients will be asked to make an appointment to see their regular doctor for a review of repeat medication from time to time.  In some circumstances, the facility of obtaining certain medicines on repeat is dependant on your attendance at a clinic e.g. asthma clinic for your inhalers.

 

5.       Some items will such as dressings, creams, gels, eye/ear drops are not normally added on to a patient’s repeat prescription and will need to be requested as and when required.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Last updated: 10/07/2013