Arrange with a local pharmacy to request and collect your prescription. Prescription Collection Points.
- By Post:
Post your prescription reorder slip (the right hand side of your prescription) in the post box beside reception.
If you request a medication which is not on repeat a message will be sent to the doctor to enquire about this, and they may not issue it without seeing you.
Prescriptions will be ready for collection in three working days.
Script Ready By
Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays.
Patients can arrange to have their prescription collected and dispensed from a local pharmacy.
In order for prescriptions to be collected from a local pharmacy, patients need to register at the pharmacy of their choice for the "Prescription Collection Service" or they can ask to complete a form at the reception desk in the practice.
Please preempt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.
If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.
If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ENSURE YOU HAVE ENOUGH MEDICATION TO COVER YOUR HOLIDAY. SOME COUNTRIES ALSO NEED A DOCTOR's LETTER TO EXPLAIN THE MEDICATION. Check with your travel agent.
If you have elderly relatives ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.
Each drug has two names, the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.
Please book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.