What is a Repeat Prescription?
Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the reverse of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
How to request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways:
- Via our Online Repeat Prescription Service or using our online form;
- You may hand in your computer slip or a note with your name, address, DoB and the medication required written clearly;
- Via email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Or By post
- Please note: Patients can NO LONGER order medication through the pharmacy, prescription requests need to come directly from the patient to the practice. Once your prescription has been requested, the practice can still send it directly to a pharmacy of your choice.
Repeat prescriptions will be ready in 48 working hours from your request. Please note if your prescription request is NOT on your repeat prescription your request will take longer to process and the doctor may wish to speak with you. Delays may also occur if your medication request is different from what your doctor has prescribed for you.
We will return your prescription to you by post if a stamped addressed envelope is provided.
Many chemists offer a delivery and collection service. Speak to your preferred chemist directly for details. This means that you do not have to come to the surgery to collect your prescription and then take it to a chemist.
Electronic Prescription Service
There is a new way of generating your prescriptions called “Electronic Prescription Service” (EPS) which will mean that your prescriptions will go directly to a chemist of your choice. With EPS this means that you no longer have to come to the surgery to pick up your repeat prescriptions, you can go straight to your nominated chemist.
You still need to allow 48 working hours from the time of your request.
Unfortunately certain medications cannot be done through EPS due to safety reasons. These medications include:
- Controlled drugs like (Tramadol, Morphine, Oramorph, Fentanyl, etc)
- Private prescriptions