If you are on regular medication the GP may issue you with a repeat slip to enable you to request your medication without seeing a doctor every time. However, a repeat prescription will only be given where a doctor feels it is clinically indicated. It will help us to process your repeat prescription request if you consider the following points:
- Allow at least two full working days for your prescription to be processed.
- If you have more than one repeat medication, please try to order all your items together.
- Tick the items you require on the request slip clearly.
- Either deliver or post your repeat prescription request form to the surgery.
- Clearly indicate where you would like the prescription to be sent. We can keep it at the surgery for you to collect, we can post it to you if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope, or we can send it to one of our local pharmacies.
- From time to time you may get a message on your repeat slip advising that you need to make an appointment. Please make a routine appointment before your next medication is due.
Please note: we cannot accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone as errors often occur with verbal communication of drug names.
We would also encourage our patients to sign up to the Electronic Prescribing Service. This service enables GPs to transmit prescriptions to a pharmacy of your choice. You may sign up to this service at the pharmacy where you would like your prescriptions dispensed. For more details please ask our reception staff.
Repeat prescriptions can also be requested via email. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, date of birth and the list of medications that you are requesting. Again, please allow at least two full working days for your prescription to be processed.