Repeat prescriptions may be ordered by posting them to the surgery, bringing them in to the surgery and using the surgery’s post box or by using your television if you have Telewest, Sky digital or ntl or any other internet connection. To access this service patients must register with the practice initially to receive their passwords.
The prescription must be collected - please allow two full working days. If the collector is not the patient, pharmacy or a parent then we will require written authorisation. If any items are not needed again please tell us. The doctor may wish to discuss this with you. However, if you think you may be experiencing side-effects then you must discuss this with the practice nurse or the doctor.
The only items that will be re-prescribed automatically on request are those items on your re-order slip. If it says that you need to see a doctor on the re-order slip then please make an appointment with the doctor (in the case of blood pressure, cholesterol or diabetic medication where your condition is stable then a nurse's appointment is usually sufficient and she can arrange the necessary checks). If your item is not on repeat but you have had it before as a repeat or a one off prescription we will have to ask the doctor's advice or permission. If you have never had the item before from us you will have to see the doctor.
We do offer repeat dispensing for up to 12 months on suitable patients whose medication is regular and doesn’t include controlled drugs, warfarin etc. Please ask at reception for details.