Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

There are 3 different ways to order your repeat prescription:

  1. Order your medication through our secure prescription service by clicking on the link at the top of this page.
  2. Use your repeat slip and tick the items you require. Post in the box inside our front door, through our letter box or post them to us.
  3. Organise your nominated pharmacy to order your prescription from us.

Please note: we do not take medication requests over the telephone

Repeat prescription requests take 48 hours to process and are sent to your nominated pharmacy. 

After 48 hours, please wait until after 3.00pm to collect from your nominated pharmacy.

If you would like your prescription sent back to you, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

 

Brexit Information about medication from NHS England

https://www.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit/medicines/medicines-faq/

Medication Reviews

If your repeat medication slip requests that you make an appointment for a medication review please ensure that you make an appointment to see your regular doctor before your next prescription is due.

Prescription Exemption & Help

All patients over 60 are exempt from prescription charges.

Patients with certain medical conditions are exempt from paying prescription charges, Forms (FP92A) are available at the surgery. Complete your personal details. Sign it and drop it back to us for the Doctor to sign. We will then forward it to NHS Business Services Authority for you. Your certificate will be valid from 1 month before the date the NHS Business Authority receives the application form so if you need to pay for your prescription, ask for an FP57 refund receipt when you pay (you can’t get one later).


If you are unsure if you qualify for exemption, please check with your GP or Pharmacist.

Helpful Links

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/help-with-health-costs/get-help-with-prescription-costs/

https://www.gov.uk/help-nhs-costs

 

Antibiotic Prescribing

Antibiotics are often requested for unpleasant infections commonly caused by viruses e.g. sore throats, coughs, colds, chest infections and flu.  They are also requested for other problems such as ear or urine infections.    Although we appreciate these infections make you feel unwell, research has shown that they will often get better just as quickly by using simple measures such as regular pain relief and fluids rather than taking antibiotics.  

Antibiotics do not work on viruses and more importantly using antibiotics for these conditions will increase your risk of allowing bacteria you may have heard of such as C diff and MRSA to cause problems.    Killing off the normal ‘good bacteria’ with antibiotics will allow these bacteria to multiply and grow unchecked.

C diff is the major cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea and colitis, an infection of the intestines.

MRSA belongs to the family of bacteria which commonly causes infections such as boils, carbuncles, infected wounds, deep abscesses and bloodstream infection

This winter we suggest that you ask your community pharmacist for advice about simple but effective measures available over the counter. The practice will of course see you and prescribe antibiotics when necessary.