Patients on long-term medication and eligible for repeat prescriptions can re-order in a number of ways.
- online prescription request service
- using a repeat medication slip-put into box at surgery or posted and allow 48 work hours for script collection.
- via a pharmacy if you are on regular medication and have signed up with the pharmacist for electronic prescribing-more information on this is available form your pharmacist.
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
See leaflet: eRD patient leaflet
We are unable to accept requests for medication over the telephone.
Please note we are not a dispensing practice.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, or practice pharmacist 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.
You may also receive a letter inviting you for appropriate routine bloods tests regarding any long term condition you have. PLEASE DO ARRANGE TO HAVE THESE TESTS WHEN PROMPTED, and book for a long term condition review with the appropriate practice nurse if requested to do so.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.