If you need to take tablets or medicines regularly, the doctor may suggest you have a repeat prescription.   Drugs on repeat prescriptions appear on the repeat slip, to the right hand side of your prescription.

From time to time you may receive, on your repeat slip, a request to see the doctor/nurse.  This is because most medical conditions and treatments require monitoring to ensure their effectiveness.

Please make a routine appointment for a check up well before the next prescription is due.   There may be a delay in processing your prescriptions if you have not attended for reviews as requested.


Using a repeat prescription

  • Check that the drugs you want are still authorised and that you are not due for a check up with the doctor/nurse.
  • Clearly mark the items you require
  • Send us your repeat slip by post, fax (01303 226743) or in person.
  • Allow 48hrs (two working days) for processing and your prescription should then be ready for collection from the Surgery.
  • If you wish your prescription to be posted to you – please enclose a stamped addressed envelope (please allow for postal delays).

To avoid error and confusion, we regret that we are unable to take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.   If you lose your repeat slip please write your name, address and the items required clearly on a piece of paper. 

Patients can also have their repeat prescriptions delivered to the pharmacy for collection. Please indicate clearly which pharmacy you would like your prescription sent to. (See list of pharmacies that participate in this service at the back of this booklet)

If patients have been prescribed a new medication from the hospital, please note that the surgery will not be able to issue a new prescription until written confirmation from the hospital is received.  This is to avoid potentially dangerous prescribing errors.


Electronic repeat prescriptions

This is a new e-mail service by which your GP will e-mail the prescription to your designated chemist.
You still need to send in your request as usual to reception.

You can also order repeat prescriptions ONLINE - ask reception for a login password to use this facility.

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