Repeat Medication Notice - April 2018
We are aware that patients have, historically, been issued with 3 months worth of medication at a time. However, good practice guidance recommends 1 months worth of medication is issued. To start bringing us inline with good practice and with immediate effect, we will reduce the number of issues at a time to 2 months worth of medication.
Please note: to avoid errors, we do not take requests for prescriptions over the telephone.
Prescriptions can be requested in the following ways:
Online via the link at the top of this page
If you are interested in registering for this please ask at reception or click here for more information
You can order by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . You will not get a response but your request will actioned.
You can phone your local pharmacy to place your prescription request for you. Telephone numbers are listed on next page. They can collect your prescription from the surgery and have it dispensed, ready for you to collect from them, which means you don't have to wait while the pharmacy gets your prescription ready for you.
Repeat Request Form (RRF)
This is a list of medicines, that you routinely require and that your doctor has agreed you can request from the surgery. It is printed on the white piece of paper attached to the green prescription you hand to the pharmacy. Your doctor may not be able to authorise all of your repeat medication requests without seeing you first.
If your doctor does need to see you, you will be informed on the repeat request form. This will also inform you if you need to make an appointment for a blood pressure check, a blood test or a medicine review. Please look out for these messages and make the appropriate appointment, before you request your medicines again.
Prescription Request Form
You can tick items on the repeat request form attached to your prescription, fill in a prescription request form (found on the reception desk) or write your request on a separate piece of paper. This can then be: handed to the receptionist at the surgery, posted in the box on the reception counter or handed in to your local pharmacy or posted to us.
Click here to download our Prescription Leaflet
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.