Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment. When you need a repeat prescription there are a number of ways to place an order:
- By telephone - call the Medicines Ordering line on 01246 588860.
- Online - follow the link at the top of this page to complete a simple registration.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
There is also a delivery service for our housebound patients, speak to your local pharmacy.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information about electronic prescribing services.
We no longer book GP appointments for medication reviews, if your medication needs to be reviewed the GP will check your notes and advise the reception team if they need to see you or not.
This system has released a lot of GP appointments and enabled us to arrange tests prior to seeing the GP where necessary.
Over the Counter Medicines
The NHS is looking to save 100 million pounds a year on the prescribing of medications to treat 'minor ailments'. Consequently GPs will no longer prescribe for the following:
Acute sore throats.
Coughs and colds.
Cradle cap (seborrhoeic dermatitis).
Mild irritant dermatitis.
Infrequent diarrhoea or constipation.
Dry or sore eyes.
Excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis).
Insect bites and stings.
Mild acne and/or dry skin.
Sunburn or the need for sun protection.
Mild to moderate hay fever.
Minor burns and scalds.
Mild pain, discomfort and/fever.
Prevention of dental caries.
Ringworm or threadworm.
Warts or verrucas.