ORDER REPEAT MEDICATIONS

The way repeat prescriptions are ordered is changing.  You will from 1st September 2017 have to order your repeat prescriptions from the GP yourself.  This will only affect you if your medicines have previously been ordered by a local pharmacy.  You will be able to order your medication in a number of ways which is detailed below: 

  • at the surgery
  • by post
  • on line – please follow the link below to the application form and information for online access. 

  Please note the practice is unable to accept repeat prescription requests over the phone

When ordering please remember to:

  • Please provide the exact drug names wherever possible.
  • Please allow 48 hours for the practice to process your prescription requests
  • Please allow extra time at weekends and bank holidays.
  • Specialist Drug Monitoring - Patients on specialist prescribed medication, eg Warfarin and Methotrexate, and who require regular monitoring will be seen by appointment for review by the doctor.
  • Prescriptions can now be sent to a pharmacy of your choice via the Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS). Please visit the pharmacy that you would like to collect your prescription from and ask to register with them to use the EPS service. 

More information about these changes can be found at the links below or please ask at reception for more information

Patient leaflet

Poster

Patient online access registration form

Patient information letter

order online - https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk/

 

Prescription charges

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication. Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

 

 

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website