Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

The practice dispenses most medication from both sites but controlled drugs can be collected from Sixpenny Handley only.

For urgent medication we hope you will be able to leave the surgery with any medicines required on the day, as you leave the surgery.

Repeat medicines can also be collected from the surgery. We do however hold a smaller stock than some community pharmacies.

We require two working days to process repeat requests.

Please be aware with any new medication recommended by a specialist (NHS or Private), or other healthcare worker outside the practice, it may be necessary to see your GP to discuss the medication before we can dispense it. There may be a delay before you have a consultation and if your specialist indicates it is urgent to start new medication, they should provide you with a prescription which may be dispensed by the hospital pharmacy or a community pharmacy. We can’t dispense these prescriptions for you.

If you require medication urgently when the surgery is closed you can call the out of hours service on 111 who will try to help, if they can.

 

To request a repeat prescription you may:

  • Order it online.
  • Hand in your repeat prescription slip to either surgery.
  • Post your repeat prescription slip to Sixpenny Handley.
  • Set up a deferred order request.

Prescriptions requested after 15:00 will be included with the following working days requests.

All repeat prescriptions are dispensed at Sixpenny Handley but may be collected from your preferred surgery. Normal prescription charges and exemptions apply.

A month’s supply will be dispensed and you will be advised how often it can be repeated before it needs to be re-authorised by the doctor. The date shown on the right hand side of the prescription tells you when you next medication review is due.

Medication Reviews

If you are taking repeat medication, we are obliged to review your prescription at regular intervals to check the medication is having the desired effect and that no changes need to be made.

On your prescription, there is a date shown under each medication to tell you when a review is due. This gives you an opportunity to submit your medication review, as after this date, you must see a doctor before any more medication can be issued. We hope you will agree that this is a robust system which puts your safety first.

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.