Prescription Medicines

If you think you may need a prescription medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor. Our practice nurse practitioner can also issue prescriptions for common ailments.

If you have previously been given a prescription for a straightforward condition, such as hay fever, we may be able to issue a prescription after a telephone consultation with a GP. Please ask the receptionist.

Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication.

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

We have a computerised repeat prescription service. Repeat prescriptions are normally for patients with long-term conditions who receive regular treatment. Your Doctor  will decide who can have a repeat presecription. From time to time we will ask you to see your Doctor to review your medication. We do this to monitor your illness and medication.

Our Prescriptions are computer written. Please keep the right-hand side of the form for when you require your next medicaiton. Tick the items you require and either:

  • Hand it to the Receptionist
  • Place in the collection box in and outside the surgery
  • Post to the Surgery, enclosing a self-addressed envelope for its return
  • **Ordering Online**[This is a NEW service] see below

Please allow 2 working days and also allow for weekends and Bank Holidays.

Once you have notified the surgery of your interest in this service you can click the Patient Access link to access the service and follow the instructions to create your account. If you have already registered please click on the Patient Access link; you will be directed to the login page.

We cannot take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions because of the possibility of error.

Repeat prescriptions are reviewed at least every 6 months.  The Doctor will attach a note advising you to make an appointment where appropriate, if you do not attend for the review you may not be provided with the medication until you do so.  This is for the safety of individual patients.  Some local Chemists do a collection service, as a patient this is your responsibility to get in contact with the Chemist and organise this.

Drug Names

Our policy is to use generic names wherever possible. Many companies produce the same product under different brand names. Generic names avoid confusion and are included in all labelling in smaller print under the brand name.