Repeat Prescriptions

Some patients may be issued with repeat prescriptions for their medication (items are listed on a sheet on the right hand side of the prescription) so that they do not need to consult the doctor each time a script is requested.

Requests can be made by:

  • Using the right hand side of last prescription to indicate which items are required for the next month, which may be left in the ‘repeat prescription box’, or alternatively be posted.
  • Order by fax on 0114 2309580
  • By completion of the Repeat Prescription request form located on the Reception desk
  • Via the Internet if you are registered  (if you require details please contact Reception)** Please note that this facility is only for prescriptions as shown on your repeat order form- any non repeat items must be requested in writing to the Practice**  
  • We do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone

We need 48 hours to prepare the prescription. Requests received before 6pm will normally be ready the next but one day after 2pm; for example, a request received on a Monday means the prescription is ready for collection after 2pm on Wednesday. All patients on repeat prescriptions must see the doctor for review at least every 6 months. If the hospital changes your medication please let us know to change your repeat prescription.

Order Online

Click below to order repeat prescriptions and book appointments online. Please do not request new/acute medications via the online service. 

Book appointments or order prescriptions online.

 

 

 

 

**Registered Patients only. To sign up for this service please bring proof of identity (Passport or Driving license.) to the surgery in person and enquire at reception.**

Amount Supplied

28 days supply will be made on each repeat prescription. Exceptions to this are

  • Oral contraceptives – 6 months
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy – 3 months

If inhalers are prescribed, only one of each will be issued per prescription.
Depending on the condition being treated, up to 3 prescriptions at a time may be issued, each for 28 days.
 
Medication that is not on the ‘repeat list’ will not be issued without consultation with a GP.

We can only post prescriptions to patients if a stamped addressed envelope is included with the order.

Changes to how the NHS prescribes ‘over the counter’ medicines for minor health conditions

In March 2018, NHS England published guidance about reducing the prescribing of medicines or treatments that are available to buy over the counter. This means that certain medicines may no longer be prescribed if you can buy them ‘over the counter’. This leaflet will explain the changes, why they are happening and where you can get more information and support. 

Medication Reviews

Why do we do Medication reviews?

It is important to review medication regularly to make sure it is appropriate for you. Each individual varies biologically which means different medications suit different people better. By having medication reviews we can help make sure you are benefiting well from your medicine and that you are not suffering from any avoidable side effects.

How do we organise the medication reviews?

On a patient’s computer record there is a repeat prescription document containing a review date. When this date expires you will be invited for a medication review a note on your repeat sheet, a telephone call or an SMS message. It is important you pay attention to such notices so we can make sure your medication prescriptions can continue.

What happens at a medication review?

  • We confirm which medicines you are taking on a regular or as required basis.
  • We make sure you understand why you have been given that medicine and know how to take it or use devices such as inhalers.
  • You may be asked about any herbal remedies or supplements you take as they can interfere with your prescribed medications.
  • Practical aspects of ordering and obtaining supplies can also be discussed.
  • We offer medication support where necessary such as reminder charts or “dossette” boxes or other appliances.
  • We answer your questions about the medicines you take.
  • We update the review date for an appropriate time period.
  • We invite you to attend any blood tests or blood pressure check-ups as appropriate.

The doctor or pharmacist will do medication reviews but if you need a blood test or any other reviews for long term conditions such as diabetes or asthma you may be asked to see the nurse or phlebotomist.