Repeat prescriptions

A repeat prescription is for a medication that the doctor has agreed for you to take long term.

If a pharmacist owes you some medication remember to go back to collect the remainder.

Please do not ask the doctor to issue repeat prescriptions during a consultation.

You should not stop taking repeat medication without consulting your doctor first.

Medicines prescribed by the doctor should only be taken by the person named on the prescription.

Any unwanted medication should be returned to your local pharmacist.

Practice policy

Antibiotics are not normally issued as a repeat prescription and an appointment must be made with the doctor.

If you have a chronic disease such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease etc. you will be asked to see the practice nurse every six months for a review. You may be requested to attend a medication review with the doctor.

Ordering repeat prescriptions

Please give 48 hours notice when ordering your repeat prescription. You must use the slip attached to your last prescription, tick the items that you need, and return the slip to the surgery.

If you wish you can have your prescription posted to you- please include a stamped addressed envelope and allow extra time for your request to be processed, or alternatively request a pharmacy to collect it for you.

Prescriptions can be ordered online.

No requests will be taken over the telephone.

We issue 28 day supplies of medication on repeat prescriptions. This is in line with the CCG policy for prescribing.