Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions enable patients on regular medication to obtain their treatment without needing to see the doctor every time, provided the doctor agrees that it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Requests should always be made in writing, using your repeat prescription computer slip wherever possible. The request should be dated and each item clearly indicated before handing or posting to the receptionist. Your prescription will be ready for collection 48 hours after you gave in your request slip.

Should you require your prescription posted back to you, please include a stamped addressed envelope. If you have more than one repeat item please try to order all your items together.

You should not normally request repeats of medication which the doctor has not authorised.

It is important that repeat prescriptions are reviewed regularly to make sure that your medication is safe and effective. A message at the bottom of your repeat request slip will tell you when it is time to make an appointment with the doctor for a review.

REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS CANNOT BE TAKEN OVER THE TELEPHONE EXCEPT IN EMERGENCIES