Methods to order repeat prescriptions
1. Complete the repeat prescription slip (the right hand side of your prescription and either give this to your pharmacy or post it into the prescription box at the surgery entrance.
2. You can order prescriptions online via patient access. If you are not already registered for this service, please ask of of our staff to register you.
3. Complete a prescription request form at the entrance to the surgery and post into the prescription box.
4. Email us with your name, date of birth, a list of medication you require and your nominated pharmacy. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Please note that this email address should only be used to order medication.
Please note that we do not take prescription requests by telephone.
You should allow 3 working days for your prescription request to be processed. Special requests may take slightly longer.
If you have not already done so, please inform us which chemist you would like your prescription sent to. For a list of chemists, please click "Clinics and Services" at the top of the page and then click "Local Chemists".
As a Practice we are reducing the use of antibiotics in conditions where they are unlikely to be of benefit. These conditions could include the common cold, viral sore throats and similar conditions. The reduction in antibiotics is necessary to reduce the risk long term of antibiotic resistance developing which could make some conditions untreatable with conventional antibiotics. The following link provides additional useful information :
Tablets for Sleep Disorders and Anxiety
The practice has made a concerted effort to reduce the use of these medications following the most up to date guidelines which restrict the indications and length of time that these medications are prescribed for. These medications include Diazepam, Temazepam and Zopiclone among others. The following links provide additional useful information : http://www.patient.co.uk/health/insomnia-poor-sleep
Medicine can be prescribed by either the trade "brand name" or by its chemical equivalent "generic" name. For example, "Panadol" (brand name) is the same as "paracetamol" (generic name): both describe exactly the same drug. Government guidelines now require us to prescribe most drugs by their generic name. If you have any problems with this system please speak to the receptionist or your GP.