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Repeat Prescriptions

pillsFor repeat prescriptions please allow at least 24 hours for them to be approved, although we aim to make these available on the day of the request. If you have completely run out of your medication please let the receptionist know, and we will do our best to get the prescription ready for you to collect on the same day. 

The prescriptions can be either collected or posted, for which there is a small charge. 

If you request an item which is not on your regular repeat prescription list, the doctor will need to check if it is appropriate, and may need to arrange a review appointment.

It is considered good practice for your doctor to periodically see you in person for a review for certain conditions. For example – every 6 months for blood pressure medication, at least once every year for asthma inhalers, and at least once a year for thyroid medication. This is to ensure you are on the correct medication for your medical condition, and at the correct dose.

Certain medications, such as cholesterol and thyroid treatments, need a blood test at least once a year to check you are on the correct dose. We will inform you when your review is required.

PRESCRIPTIONS FOR COLLECTION

These are charged at £3 per month’s supply and can be ordered by phone, online or in person.

  • Weekday online prescription requests placed before midday will be ready for collection from 8am the following day
  • Weekend online prescription requests will be ready for collection by 8am on Tuesday

PRESCRIPTIONS VIA POST 

These are charged at £5 for 1 month’s supply (or £8 for 2 months supply/£12 for 3 months supply if ordered at the same time) and will be sent to the address we have on your medical record

  • Weekday online prescription requests placed before midday will be posted (first class) the following day
  • Weekend online prescription requests will be posted (first class) on Tuesday If you need your prescription more urgently please telephone the surgery on 723892.

EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTIONS

These are charged at £8 per prescription.

  • In exceptional circumstances we can fax a prescription to a chemist of your choice and post the original prescription on the the chemist. Please note this is not legally permitted for certain categories of medicines (e.g. some strong painkillers), and needs to be arranged by telephone with the practice.
  • A emergency prescription is at the discretion of the doctor, who may feel you need to be assessed in person prior to issuing a script. The receptionist will not be able to tell you at the time of your call if this is possible, due to the need to discuss with the doctor first.