Repeat prescriptions are issued at the doctors’ discretion and are normally for patients on long term treatment. They should be ordered by computer request forms (the tear off page opposite your last prescription) only and these should be posted in the box at reception. Clearly mark, with a tick, which items are required.
A minimum of 48 hours notice, Monday to Friday, is needed from the time the request has been deposited to the time the prescription can be collected from the surgery. However, you may collect your medication directly from the Chemist if you indicate this preference on the request form.
We are unable to take requests or issue repeat prescriptions at weekends, public holidays or outwith normal surgery hours.
Requests for repeat prescriptions are NOT taken over the telephone except for patients known to be housebound.
Warning – too many tablets can damage your health
Please check your repeat prescription list carefully and delete any medication which you no longer take and return the amended list to the Reception Desk as soon as possible. According to the Practice policy, the computer may print your prescription using your medicine’s ‘proper’ or ‘generic’ name. Although the appearance of your medicine may be different, the active drug it contains is identical. If in doubt, seek advice.