If you are taking long-term medication it is unnecessary for you to attend the surgery on each occasion that you require a repeat prescription. We do ask you to give us at least two working days’ to process your request and that you collect it after 4.00pm on the due day to allow the duty doctor to check and sign the prescription. This should take the form of a request in writing. You can use the perforated, tear-off, repeat request form that was attached to your last prescription. If you wish to have your prescription returned by post please include a stamped addressed envelope. Please remember that prescriptions handed in on Friday will not be ready until after 4.00pm on the following Tuesday.
We do not normally accept requests for prescriptions over the telephone with the exception of those for patients who are housebound. From time to time you may be asked to attend surgery for review or have a blood test to monitor your condition and the effectiveness of your medication. If a consultant arranges for you to have blood tests to monitor the medication you are taking, could you please ask for a copy to be sent to the surgery.
If you wish, certain chemists will collect your prescription from the surgery or we can send it to the chemist electronically to enable you to collect your medication directly from them. You do need to give three days’ notice for this service to allow the chemist to prepare the medication. Please contact your local pharmacy to see if this service is available from them.