Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication your doctor may feel that your medication can be repeated without you seeing you each time you need another prescription. This means that you will be able to order your prescriptions without seeing the doctor.

The practice uses electronic prescribing, which means that your prescription will be sent automatically and electronically to your pharmacy each month. Please ensure that we know which pharmacy you have nominated to receive your electronic prescriptions. 

To re-order a repeat prescription you should ideally request your medications online, so please make sure that you are registered to use Patient Access. If you cannot use Patient Access then please submit your prescription request in writing, including your name, date of birth and the medications that you require by;

  • email to [email protected] 
  • using the ‘repeat’ white slip from the side of a paper prescription
  • any other written form of request

Non-urgent advice: Please note

To prevent errors, the practice does not accept prescription requests via the telephone.

Please allow 72 working hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) before collecting your medication from the pharmacy.

Please allow as much time as possible for your prescription to reach the pharmacy and be dispensed. 

Electronic Prescribing

The practice uses electronic prescribing.

This means that most prescriptions are now sent to pharmacies electronically and automatically – saving paper, GP-time, pharmacy-time and your time.

If you have not done so already, please let reception know which pharmacy should receive your prescriptions.

If your Doctor has prescribed controlled medication, you will be required to confirm your identity when collecting the prescription from the surgery. 

When collecting a prescription which includes controlled medication, the person collecting the prescription will be required to provide photographic ID before the prescription is released by the practice. 

If you have nominated another person to collect your controlled-drug prescription on your behalf, then please make sure that the person collecting has photo-ID to present to the surgery.

Acceptable photo-ID includes;

Passport

Driving licence

Bus pass

Citizens ID

Student ID

If you or the person collecting your controlled-drug prescriptions cannot provide the necessary ID, then please contact the surgery to nominate a pharmacy who will collect your prescription on your behalf. 

ID REQUIREMENTS ONLY APPLY IF YOUR PRESCRIPTION INCLUDES CONTROLLED DRUGS

GPs and clinicians at this practice cannot prescribe cannabis-based medications.

Cannabis-based medications can only be prescribed by specialist hospital doctors, and are only prescribed in a very small number of cases.

There are very few circumstances in which a hospital specialist might consider prescribing medical cannabis, including;

children with rare forms of epilepsy 

patients with spasticity from MS 

patients who are vomiting or feel sick from chemotherapy 

These circumstances include only a very small number of patients.

If the above does not apply to you, please do not ask your GP for a referral for medical cannabis.