If you require prescriptions for regular and continuing treatment, it is not always necessary to see the doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are normally authorised for a period of 6 to 12 months but this may vary with the type of medicine and at the doctor's discretion. After this period you may be asked to attend a medication review before a further prescription is issued.
Repeat prescriptions are computerised and the tear-off slip at the side will indicate the date your review is due.
Give 2 full working days’ notice. Please DO NOT telephone.
Patients are required to put their prescription requests in writing, posting it to us, using the link on this page, or request prescriptions using Patient Online Access, the NHS App or through Accurx Triage.
Some medications may need to be reviewed with you before they are issued, you will need to see a Doctor for this and will be informed if you need to do this.
Please do not stock pile medication. We will not re-issue medication over 10 days in advance. If you put in a request more than 10 days in advance of running out it may be rejected as too early and you will be expected to request it again closer to the point of running out.
If the surgery is closed, your usual pharmacy or NHS111 may be able to dispense a small Emergency Supply of your medication until you are able to see your doctor.