PLEASE ALLOW TWO FULL WORKING DAYS (48 HOURS) FOR A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION
Please do not make an appointment with a doctor for repeat prescriptions and allow sufficient time to order your prescription before your current medication runs out, especially on Public or Bank Holidays.
Patients on regular medication will require repeat prescriptions and for a safer and speedier service, repeat prescriptions are computerised. Your doctor will have entered onto the computer what medication you are taking and each time a new prescription is produced on the computer a new request form is also generated for you to make your next request.
Repeat prescription requests should be made using the right-hand side of your prescription by ticking the items you need. If you have more than one repeat prescription, please try and order all your items together. The request can then be posted to us or left in the post box in the entrance to the practice or you can order your prescriptions online.
Your new prescription will be normally be ready for collection in two working days.
Prescriptions are also available on EPS (Electronic Prescribing Service) which sends the prescription directly to the Pharmacy ready for collection.
If you prefer, we can post the prescription back to you (you will need to provide a stamped addressed envelope) or we can hand your prescription direct to one of the Chemists that collect prescriptions from us.
If you wish someone else to collect your repeat prescription please sign the right side of the repeat prescription request.
Patients who would like to make appointments online can now do so.
Please bring some form of identification into the surgery and a registration and information sheet will be generated for you.
Once you have this please log into https://patient.emisaccess.co.uk and register.
If you have already registered for this service, please click here.
If you are on long-term medication, you will be issued with a computer-printed prescription.
It is likely you will be asked to see a doctor every few months so your condition can be reviewed. You will also be given a computer list of your medication to make re-ordering easier.
Please let our reception staff know if your medication has been changed following a hospital visit.
Urgent Prescription Policy
Due to an increasing number of requests for repeat prescriptions to be issued urgently, we have had to review how we handle these requests in order to provide a safe and fair service to all our patients.
Most medications can safely be missed for a few days and you may be advised that your prescription will be issued routinely.
Alternatively, you can take your repeat prescription counterfoil to your usual pharmacy and they can issue you with a small quantity to tide you over until your repeat prescription is issued; there will be a charge for this. We will not issue urgent prescriptions for items that can be bought over the counter.
If your medication can not be missed, the item will be issued as required however you may need to come back the same day if a doctor is not able to sign your prescription at the same time.
Please note that in order to ensure patient safety we do not accept any requests for medication over the telephone.
All urgent repeat prescriptions must be collected in person from the Practice.
If you are unable to work due to sickness, your employer may require a 'fit note'. For the first seven days of absence you may provide a self-certificate SC2 obtainable from your employer. Should your employer insist on a Fitness for Work certificate, the doctor will provide a private certificate for a fee of £10. If your absence is longer than seven days, the doctor will supply an NHS certificate free of charge.