Prescriptions

How to get a prescription
 
If you think you may need a prescription medicine, please make an appointment with the doctor.
 
If you have previously been given a prescription for a straightforward condition, such as hay fever, we may be able to issue a prescription without you seeing the Doctor.  Please ask the receptionist.
 
We are allowed to dispense medication to patients who live in rural areas, or more than 1 mile from the nearest chemist to where they  live.
 
If you don't qualify for Dispensing you will be given a prescriptions to take to one of the community pharmacies.
 
Your local pharmacist should be able to give you advice for non-prescription medication.
 
How to get a repeat prescription
We cannot take telephone requests for repeat prescriptions because of the possibility of error.
 
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.
 
You can request a repeat prescription: by handing in your request slip  when the reception is open; (if the surgery is closed please use the letter box situated on the door at the front of the building).
 
By post; If you choose to post your request please do so 1 week before the medication is required; We can send your prescription to you if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
 
By Fax: Please fax your ticked repeat slip or hand written request with the name of the medication you require (Please print to avoid mistakes being made) together with your name and address to 01375 641747
 
Your prescription will be ready 48 hours after the date the we receive the request, excluding week-ends and bank holidays, i.e., if a request is received on Thursday the prescription will be ready for collection on Monday.