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Repeat Prescriptions

Requests for repeat prescriptions may be made by filling in a prescription request slip at the surgery, by post (if a stamped addressed envelope is enclosed and we will return it to you) or online via the link at the top of this page.

Please note registration is required for our online service.

Electronic Prescribing is available here. Once issued the prescription, with the exception of Controlled drugs (such as morphine) is sent directly to the pharmacy of your choice. You will need to register at the pharmacy to use this service.

You may need to be seen by a doctor or have blood tests done if they are due for the medication you are on. If this is the case we will try to contact you but if we are unable to do so we may be unable to issue your medication until you have booked the appropriate appointment.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing

If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD).

eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.

eRD allows your GP to prescribe your regular medicines for up to a year. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they'll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.

Using eRD you can:

  • • save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
  • • order or cancel your repeat prescriptions online (if your GP practice offers this service)
  • • pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
  • • spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice
  • • save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy

For more information about eRD and how it works, ask at your GP surgery or pharmacy, or visit the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/eRD

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor 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.

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