You can order a prescription in the following ways:
By registering for on-line patient access service via this link Patient Access.
in person at any of the surgeries
by post, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope
by taking your prescription counterfoil, with the items you require ticked, to your local pharmacy.The pharmacy will then bring your request up to the surgery for the prescription to be issued in the normal way.
Please remember we ask for 72 working hours turnaround time when ordering medications. Requests received by 12:00 will be ready for collection at the surgery by 12.00 3 days later. On Fridays, if received by 12:00, prescriptions will be ready for collection after 12:00 on Wednesdays. If you would like your prescription to be sent to a chemist, please indicate this on the form below and allow at least 3 working days before collection. If you are unable to collect your prescription and require a delivery, you must arrange this with the pharmacy directly.
Following guidelines from our Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and to ensure we reduce the chance of costly waste of medications we prescribe repeat medications for 28 days at a time. Should there be circumstances where a greater quantity is required for holiday etc. we can look at increasing this as a one off.
The CCG website gives further information about the high cost of medicines waste each year.
28-day Repeat Prescribing
There is currently a nationwide NHS campaign to tackle wasted medicines (www.medicinewaste.com). Wasted or unused medicine is a serious and growing problem within the NHS that we can all help tackle. It is estimated that as much as £300million is wasted every year on unused or partially used medication.
One initiative the Practice has undertaken to both ensure the careful monitoring of medicines, and support this national campaign, is a 28-day prescribing policy. If you have regular repeat medication, you will now receive this in a one month supply.
28-day prescribing allows the GP, Nurse or Pharmacist to carefully review all of the repeat medicines to see if you might be having problems with any of them. 28-day prescribing also reduces the amount of medicine which is currently wasted when treatments are stopped or changed. We are happy to realign your prescription to stop you having to make several visits a month to the surgery because your medicines run out at different times. We can also set up repeat dispensing with your community pharmacy. Please speak to the team to find out more.
The vast majority of patients collecting repeat prescriptions do not pay prescription charges; therefore there will be no difference to you in terms of cost. If you do have to pay prescription charges, and need more than 5 prescription items in 4 months (or 14 prescription items in 12 months), the best way to pay for prescriptions would be to obtain a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC), which the Pharmacist or Receptionist can provide you.