Requesting Repeat Prescriptions

Requesting Repeat Prescriptions

Prescriptions take at least 2 working days from receipt of your request. Please ensure that if the Practice has invited you for any monitoring, e.g. blood tests, blood pressure, that you respond to these before requesting your repeat prescription.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Practice uses an Electronic Prescription Service (EPS), an NHS service which allows prescribers to send prescriptions electronically to your nominated pharmacy of choice. You can find out more here.

Ways To Request Your Prescription

Your prescription will be sent directly to your nominated Pharmacy so please ensure we have this information. This means you do not have to come to the Practice to collect your prescription.

Below are the ways you can request your repeat prescriptions. We do not take requests over the telephone or via email.

  • The most secure way is Online using the NHS App, and is the secure, preferred method – we encourage you to use this option. See here for more details.
  • Repeat Prescription order form which is here.
  • If you are still using a “paper” prescription, you can leave your request in the Prescription Box at Reception. Your prescription will be sent to your nominated pharmacy, so you do not need to collect it from the Practice.

If you are not able to use one of the above options, on an exceptional basis you can use:

  • A Managed Repeat Prescription Service – if you are unable to use the online options, you can nominate your community pharmacy to request your prescriptions from us. Please note that if you choose this method, you must ensure that you request only the medicines you need.

Medication Review

A medication review is a complete check on all your medication to make sure that the medicine you are taking is working well for you. The review is intended to improve the quality of your treatment by tailoring your medicines to you.

For more information, see here.

Prescriptions After Seeing a Doctor Privately

If you see a private doctor or specialist and they recommend a particular medication or treatment for you, this will be a private prescription. The GP practice will not usually be able to transfer a private prescription onto an NHS prescription, nor undertake any related monitoring or investigations, e.g. blood tests, scans.

For more information, see here.

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