For a repeat prescription you will need to fill out the right hand side of your prescription and drop it into us 72 hours before you require the prescription. Alternatively put your request in writing either by post or fax, giving full name, address, telephone number and the tablets or medicine you require. The doctor will decide if you need to be seen. Disabled patients and the elderly unable to get to the surgery, may telephone.
You can now view and request your repeat prescriptions by logging on to a new service, this similar to the requesting process already in use but the old system will eventually fade out this allows you to do online booking, repeats prescriptions and lets you see summary of your health records, to create a log on you will need to see reception with a proof of ID
We are now have ETP prescriptions, which is electronic prescribing, this new system is a government thing and eventually there will be no paper prescriptions.
How it works?
It will not affect you, the process of requesting will stay the same, but instead of paper it will electronically go over to a Pharmacy of your choice. To choose your pharmacy you can either let the surgery or pharmacy know, by telephone or face to face (this does not need to be in writing).
For safety reasons CDs (controlled drugs) will still have to go via paper.
Example of right hand side of prescription
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse 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.