If you require prescriptions for regular and continuing treatment, it is not always necessary to see the doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are computerised and the tear-off slip at the side will indicate the date your review is due.
Give 2 full working days’ notice. Please DO NOT telephone.
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A repeat prescription is a medication that your doctor has authorised on your file which can be supplied for a certain period of time on a regular basis without having to see your doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are normally authorised for a period of 6 to 12 months but this may vary with the type of medicine and at the doctor's discretion. After this period you may be asked to attend a medication review before a further prescription is issued.
Your doctor will usually give you your first prescription which will have 2 parts. The GREEN slip is the actual prescription which you give to the pharmacist to obtain your medication. The WHITE side shows the list of drugs that you can order as repeat issues. We also call this the repeat re-order form. Please keep this as you need it to order more medication. To order more medication:
Please mark only those items that you need by ticking each item on the WHITE SLIP within 7 days of running out. Do not tick items that you do not need. If you put in a request more than 10 days in advance of running out it may be rejected as too early and you will be expected to request it again closer to the point of running out.
Then return this slip to reception 5-10 days before you are due to run out of your medication. Please give the Practice 48 working hours excluding weekends and Bank Holidays before collection. If this is a new medication requested by the hospital, please allow 72 hours before collection. Prescriptions requested after 6pm will be not be dealt with until the following day. Please allow sufficient time to order your repeat medication so that you do not run out.
Please do not stock pile medication. We will not re-issue medication over 10 days in advance.
Other ways to order repeat medication:
PLEASE NOTE: WE DO NOT TAKE VERBAL REQUESTS FOR ANY MEDICATION OVER THE PHONE
Yes. Many pharmacists run a prescription collection service from the Doctors Surgery. Please speak to your preferred pharmacist for information on the scheme. Please mark clearly on your white slip where you wish to collect your prescription from. Please inform us where you would like to collect your prescription, so that we can update our system.
We kindly ask that you place your request at least two working days before you run out of medication. However, if you have run out of medication and have been told that you should not stop your medication without consulting a doctor, a prescription can be issued urgently in exceptional circumstances. This will depend on a doctor being available to sign the prescription. Therefore, please be patient with our staff as you may have to wait.
If the surgery is closed, your usual pharmacy may be able to dispense a small Emergency Supply of your medication until you are able to see your doctor.
If your review date is overdue and your prescription needs reauthorising by the doctor before you are able to see the doctor/nurse you may need to discuss it with the doctor. You will be offered an appointment or telephone consultation for this. Please keep these urgent requests to a minimum.
It is not always appropriate to put or to continue a medicine on repeat prescription. This may occur if:
If your medication has changed by the hospital, you should have been given up to 5 days supply of your new medication by them.
If the hospital has given you a letter for the surgery please let us have this as soon as possible as it will contain the information we need to alter your repeat prescription.
If they have written to us informing us about the change please allow a few days for us to receive this information. This will be processed by the doctor as soon as practically possible.