Order repeat prescriptions
There are several ways you can order your repeat prescription:
- Using the NHS app
- Using our GP online system called Patient access
- Bring the white slip from the right hand side of your prescription and drop off at the surgery
- Send a request via Patchs
- Order through your nominated pharmacy
We ask you only order medicine when needed. Please check how many days’ medicine you have before ordering a new prescription. Please don’t order until you have 7 to 10 days of medication left. It takes the surgery 2-3 working days to issue a prescription.
Collecting your prescriptions
You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.
You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:
- By using the NHS app
- At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions
Prescriptions can then be collected from reception, or sent to you if you have used a self-addressed envelope.
We also have several local pharmacists who arrange to collect prescriptions from the surgery so that you can collect your medication directly from the pharmacy.
See reception for more details.
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.
What to do with old prescriptions
Take it to the pharmacy you got it from.
Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
Questions about your prescriptions
If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription:
- Send us a non-urgent query online via Patchs
- Phone us for advice after 10am on 01706 643183
The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.
As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses. If you contact our surgery with any of the conditions listed below we may refer you to a pharmacist via our GP community pharmacist consultation service.
- Sore throats
- Tummy trouble
- Aches and pains
- Minor eye/ear problems
They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.