If you are taking medication regularly, you will be given a computer printout that enables you to get a specific number of repeat prescriptions without seeing the doctor.
FOR PATIENT SAFETY WE DO NOT ACCEPT REQUESTS FOR PRESCRIPTIONS OVER THE TELEPHONE.
Prescriptions are ready for collection from the surgery within two working days of their request. If you enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your request, we will post your prescription back to you.
Ordering repeat prescriptions online
You may order your repeat prescriptions online using Patient Access,To register for online services you will need to collect a registration letter in person from the practice. It's very important that only genuine patients are granted internet access, so you will be asked to show a form of identification e.g. driving license. We cannot accept registrations on behalf of third parties unless for children under the age of 16. If you have patients registered for online access may also book, rearrange and cancel appointments online.
Please remember that we are closed on bank holidays and we require two working days to process prescription requests. Visit the government website Bank holidays in England for upcoming bank holiday dates. Please note our closing dates and allow enough time for your repeat prescription. If you need a GP when we are closed please call NHS 111 or 999 if an emergency
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
If you get regular prescriptions the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by saving you unnecessary trips to your GP. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your GP to send your prescription directly to your chosen pharmacy without a paper prescription. Find out more here Electronic Prescription Service
EPS patient information leaflet , visit http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients or speak to your pharmacist.
How using EPS could benefit you?
· If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
· You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
· You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive
Please speak to your nominated pharmacist to activate your EPS.