How to get a prescription
If you think you may need a prescription medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor.
If you have previously been given a prescription for a straightforward condition, such as hay fever, we may be able to issue a prescription after a telephone consultation, but may still ask to see you in an appointment. Please ask the receptionist.
Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication.
How to get a repeat prescription
We have a computerised repeat prescription service. Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients with long-term conditions who receive regular treatment. Your doctor will decide who can have a repeat prescription.
From time to time we will ask you to see your doctor to review your medication. this is usually an annual medication review, however, depending on the number of items on your repeat script, you may be called 6 monthly. We do this to monitor your illness and medication.
You can ask for a repeat prescription: by calling into the surgery when the reception is open or by post. It is prefered you use the white slip to order repeat prescriptions or wherever possible please give the exact drug names when ordering. WE DO NOT TAKE REPEAT PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE TELEPHONE – this is for accuracy reasons.
Please allow at least 48 hours before collection at the pharmacy (of your choice), or if you choose to from the surgery.