Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

 

 

It is easier and quicker to manage appointments and request repeat prescriptions via our online service. Simply log in and select an option.

If you are not registered for online access, please use the NHS app through your smartphone or computer.with patient access online please fill in the online access form which can be found here and bring it to reception with Photo ID to get your password to allow you to log in online . 

Do you have a smart phone? Download the patient access app here…order your prescriptions when on the go!  

You can also request repeat medication either:

  • In person by using the slip on the right hand side of your prescription (there is a prescription box in the reception)
  • By Post (if you would like your prescription to be posted to you, please provide a stamped and addressed envelope with the request).

In order to avoid mistakes, our reception team do not accept prescription requests over the telephone.

Prescriptions take two full working days to be processed and please remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Please do not wait until your medication has finished to put in a request. The best time to put in a prescription request is when you have one week of medication left. Please note we will discard requests that are put in more than one week in advance unless you have put a clear reason on your request slip.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Your Home Medicine Cabinet

Be prepared for common health problems by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet at home.

The list of items and medicines below that we think should keep at home

  • Pain reliefs- Paracetamol and Ibuprofen (Syrup for children)
  • Never give aspirin to children under the age of 16 (unless their doctor prescribes it).
  • Antihistamines are useful for dealing with allergies and insect bites. They're also helpful if you have hay fever.
  • Dehydration mixtures such as Dioralyte
  • Indigestion treatment e.g. Gaviscon Advance
  • Sunscreen -keep a sun lotion of at least factor 30
  • Plasters Bandages Antiseptic creams (for minor cuts and burns) Tweezers and sharp scissors
  • Thermometer – essential to assess fever

Medicine safety

When keeping medicines at home, remember:

  • always follow the directions on medicine packets and information leaflets, and never take more than the recommended dose
  • always keep medicines out of sight and reach of children – a high, lockable cupboard in a cool, dry place
  • check the expiry dates on medicines – do not use a medicine that's past its use-by date; take it to a pharmacy, where it can be disposed of safely

For further information on above, please visit https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/your-medicine-cabinet/