Repeat Prescriptions

Requests can be made in one of the following ways:

  • Put it in writing and hand it in or post it to us at the surgery. If you would like the prescription sent back to you by post please provide a stamped addressed envelope.
  • From the 1st December, 2017 telephone requests will only be taken between the hours of 10-12.
  • Request your repeat prescription online via the link at the top of this page. This is easy to do, just provide the reception staff with some form of a photo ID and you will be issued with a password.

Please note, under 16 year olds are not allowed to collect prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Generic Drugs

All medicines have more than one name; the name of the active drug (the generic name) and a name given to it by the company that makes the particular brand (the trade name). In terms of medical effectiveness, there is no difference between drugs with different trade names. At the surgery, we usually issue prescriptions using the generic name. That way if a pharmacy has trouble getting hold of a particular brand (say because the company stops making it) they can supply a different manufacturer’s version of the same drug. If you have doubt whether you have been given the right medication, then please ask your pharmacist or GP to confirm it is correct.

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