There are various ways in which you can order your repeat prescription.
- By placing your request slip into the box at reception.
- By posting your request slip to the surgery.
- Online ordering
Please allow 48 hours (two working days) for prescriptions to be processed and signed before collection. Please remember to reorder your medication early when Bank Holidays are coming up.
If you wish your prescription to be posted back to your home please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. If using this method please allow at least one week to allow for postage delays.
You are advised to have your repeat medication reviewed at least every 12 months.
PLEASE NOTE: If you are a new patient to our surgery and you take regular medications then you must be seen by a Doctor for your first prescription.
Electronic Prescribing Service EPS
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies. If you would like to know more about this service or how to nominate a pharmacy of your choice then please ask at reception.
How to order repeat medication online
To use this facility you have to register for its use in person at the surgery and then you will be given a user ID and Password.
Once registered for this service, please click on the SYSTMONLINE logo below.
We are not a dispensing practice, however there is a Pharmacy situated within our building. Most Pharmacies can offer a collection and delivery service. This has to be organised with the pharmacy of your choice.
Self Care – Medication
The NHS spends around £569 million each year on a wide range of medicines. Many of the items which are included within these prescriptions are available ‘over the counter’ meaning that you can purchase these items yourself in pharmacies and other outlets, without the need for a prescription from your GP. Normally the price of these over the counter drugs is much much lower than what you would have to pay for a prescription fee. If more patients are able to self medicate simple ailments then patients and the NHS can both save a drastic amount of money.
Please see the attached leaflet for a list of some of the most common conditions that you can buy over the counter treatment much cheaper in supermarkets, pharmacies, or even in discount stores: