Repeat Prescriptions

We run a computerised system to issue repeat prescriptions which have already been agreed with your doctor.

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Ordering your Prescriptions

  1. Online using Patient Access:
    Click here to order your Repeat Prescription using Patient Access.
    Registration is required for our online prescription ordering service.
    See our Registration notes for details.
  2. In Person:
    Return the counterfoil of the prescription document indicating the medication you require to reception. A box is provided in reception to enable you to deliver your prescription without having to wait.
  3. By Post:
    Post the counterfoil of the prescription document indicating the medication you require to the surgery, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope. If posting please remember to give at least one weeks notice for a first class stamp and longer if using second class.
  4. Chemist:
    Arrange with a local chemist to request & collect your prescription. See Collection points section below.
  5. By Fax:
    Please fax your prescription to 020 7411 6857.

Due to the possibility of errors, requests for repeat prescriptions will not be taken over the telephone.

When will my Prescription be ready?

Collection Lead Time

Please allow at least 1 working day before collecting your prescription or enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your request. Repeat prescriptions are available after 2.00pm each day.

Public Holidays

Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays, etc.

Pharmacies

For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependent on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.

Collection Points

Patients can either collect their prescription from the surgery or a chemist of their choice.

In order for prescriptions to be collected from a chemist, patients need to register at their chemist of choice for the 'Prescription Collection Service'. Once the Chemist has agreed to collection on your behalf, Patients then need to instruct the Practice which must be in writing - forms are available from most chemists.

Electronic Prescriptions Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Find out how this could save you time by downloading our leaflet.

Good Medication Management is Important

Please preempt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.

If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION TO COVER YOUR HOLIDAY. SOME COUNTRIES ALSO NEED A DOCTOR's LETTER TO EXPLAIN THE MEDICATION. Check with your travel agent.

If you have elderly relatives ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.

Useful Information

Each drug has two names - the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.

Please book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.

Free Prescriptions

Medicines are free to: pensioners, children under 16, people under 19 years old and in full time education, pregnant or nursing mothers, and people suffering from one of a number of specified individual conditions, people on income support or family credit.

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