We do not accept telephone requests.
We need two full days notice of your prescription request.
If you prefer, we can post the prescription back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope) or we send your prescription direct to any pharmaxcy if you nominate a preferred pharmacy through the electornic prescribing scheme for more information visit https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/pharmacies/electronic-prescription-service/ or download the form here.
You may not need to take some medicines all the time (for example, pain killers). You do not need to order these every time, but only when you need them.
All of your medicines should last for the same number of days. If you are running out of some items or have too much of some medication please tell one of the practice staff or the pharmacy. We will adjust the quantities so that you only have to make on request every 28 or 56 days for your regular items.
You should have an appointment with your doctor at least every 12 months to review your medication.
At your next appointment tell the doctor if there are items that you are no longer taking. Always ask your doctor if you are unsure of any of your medicines.
Do not stockpile medicines at home. Only order those items that you need and return any unwanted medicines to your pharmacy for safe disposal.
Our practice is collaborating with NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) which is providing NHS numbers for those patients that may be suitable for electronic repeat dispensing prescriptions.
The information is obtained from NHS prescriptions submitted to the NHSBSA. A member of our clinical team will contact these patients soon to explain the benefits of this service.