Repeat prescriptions are medications which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
Most prescriptions are sent electronically using the Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS) to the Pharmacy of your choice.
From 1st March 2022, your Pharmacy will no longer be able to order your repeat medication for you. If you receive a tray/dosette box from your pharmacy you are unaffected by this change.
You will need to order your repeat medication directly with the practice in one of the following ways:
- Via the NHS App (available through Apple store or Google Android – search for NHS App). Once you provide some ID electronically via the app you will have access to your repeat prescriptions. Please note: access to this app is not granted by the surgery.
- Online via Patient Access – please speak to our patient advisors to register.
- By email via: [email protected]et (please ensure you include your NAME and DOB otherwise this will not be processed). Only use email for routine medication, please call to discuss urgent requests.
- We do accept medication requests over the phone but we ask you call us AFTER 11am.
What is NOT changing?
If you order your repeat prescriptions already using online services, via an app or directly with the Surgery then these changes will not affect you. Your nominated Pharmacy will continue to receive your repeat prescription as usual.
Pharmacies, may continue to deliver your prescription if they are currently doing so. However, this arrangement is between you and your Pharmacy.
Why is this happening?
This is a national initiative aimed at reducing the waste of medicines that are routinely ordered but not needed. The new system should give patients better control over medication ordering. It will avoid stock piling of medication which can result in patients being confused about which medicines to take. In addition, it should prevent medication that has been stopped from being re-ordered by mistake.
There is nothing to worry about- you will continue to receive the repeat medications that you take.
Repeat prescriptions will be ready in TWO WORKING DAYS from your request (this does not include weekends and bank holidays).
|Order||Ready to Collect|
|Monday after 11am||Wednesday after 4.00pm|
|Tuesday after 11am||Thursday after 4.00pm|
|Wednesday after 11am||Friday after 5.00pm|
|Thursday after 11am||Monday after 2.00pm|
|Friday after 11am||Tuesday after 2.00pm|
We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment.Please note non-repeat prescription requests and queries may take longer to process and the Clinician may wish to speak with you.