To request a repeat prescription of a long-term medication, please use the computerised request slip supplied with your prescription. This avoids errors. If you do not have a request slip, we have medication request slips at reception or put a request in writing, clearly indicating the medication needed and giving a contact telephone number. Requests may be:
Please note the request for contraceptive pills require a specific form to be filled in with your current blood pressure reading. This can be done by coming to the surgery's reception desk. Otherwise you can try one of the local family planning clinics using the link below.
Family planning clinic (nhs choices)
Prescription requests will not be taken over the telephone by our reception staff as mistakes can occur if requests are misunderstood.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
If you have been given a private prescription by a consultant you have seen, the doctor will decide if it is clinically appropriate to convert this into an NHS prescription. We will not issue medications without a clear written prescription and a letter from the consultant.
The doctor must agree with the treatment as they take clinical responsibility for signing it. With certain medications the consultant needs to be responsible initially, until the patient is stabilised on the medication. In some cases the GP may not feel happy to issue the prescription and the private or hospital prescription will be returned.
Please be aware we are an NHS practice and are governed by local prescribing policies which change from time to time. Private prescriptions will be dealt with in the same timescale as normal repeat prescriptions.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
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