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Repeat Prescriptions

The fastest and safest way to order your Repeat Medication is online.   You will first need to register for this at our reception and you can order online via the link at the top of this page. 

Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients with long-term conditions who receive regular treatment and your doctor will decide who can have a repeat prescription.  

You can also request a repeat prescription by leaving a written request in the box next to Reception. To ensure no mistakes are made, where possible, please use the white tear off slip which came with your medication.  Always use the exact drug names when ordering.  

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Please note we cannot take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions because of the possibility of error.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see Dr Mitchell at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. 

Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

 

What does this mean for you?

  • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
  • If you already collect your prescriptions from a pharmacy and wish to continue doing this please inform the pharmacy or your GP.
  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

 

Is this service right for you?

Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  • don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription.
  • collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

 

It may not be if you:

  • don’t get prescriptions very often.
  • pick up your medicines from different places e.g. if you have more than one appliance supplier
  • Take controlled drugs e.g. tramadol, morphine sulfate

 

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

  • a pharmacy.
  • a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

 

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

 

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

 

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

 

For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients , your pharmacy or GP practice.

 

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