These are usually given for one or two months at a time. If you are on a regular prescription and you do not need to see the doctor each month, simply request a further supply of medication by using the computer counterfoil, which is attached to each prescription. Once detached it should be kept in a safe place for further use although if you do lose it you can simply write down your request and submit this to the surgery. If you have lost the counterfoil and are unsure what your prescription(s) are then please contact the surgery.
Completed requests can be left at the surgery, the easiest way to do this is by using the box provided near the front entrance, although you can also pass it directly to our reception staff or post it to us enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.
Please note that prescriptions dropped off at the surgery after 4pm will not start to be processed until the next working day.
Requests are also accepted by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Prescription requests for those patients registered as housebound and chemist enquiries:
Please phone between 11am-1pm and 2pm-4pm on 01626 208020
Prescriptions can be collected after two full standard working days (therefore not including weekends and bank holidays), from the time we start processing. Please also note if you have asked a Chemist to collect then they have different schedules for collection so please check this with them, as it may only be once a week.
Your doctor may indicate on the counterfoil that your medication needs reviewing from time to time. If your repeat medications do need updating please contact the Surgery to ask your Doctor to review your prescription(s).
Repeat prescriptions may also be ordered online. You will need to apply for online access to obtain a user name and password for this service. Please see 'On Line Services Application Form' in the Your Health section of this website to apply.
The majority of prescriptions can be sent electronically. This means that it is possible to have a prescription sent to any pharmacy partaking in the scheme. This may be useful if you are away from home (within the UK) and need medication. Please ask when ordering your prescription.
A list appears every week in the local paper and is also on display in the Surgery and at chemists’ shops.