Medication and Prescriptions
Our procedure for prescribing medication may be quite different to your previous doctor, but it is designed with your safety in mind.
If you need a prescription for a new condition, or one you have not had for some time, it can only be issued by a doctor and an appointment will be needed. Please note we do not issue antibiotics for colds and most coughs/sore throats.
If your condition needs the medication to be repeated on a monthly basis, the doctor will arrange for this to happen.
To request medication, please present the right hand side of your last prescription, ticking the box alongside the item(s) required. You can also register to request repeat medication online, or you can sign up with your regular pharmacy for our electronic prescription service which allows the pharmacy to request your medication direct with us and for us to send the prescription to them electronically. This removes the need for you to collect the prescription from the practice. Please be aware that there may be certain medications that that practice are unable to send electronically to the pharmacy such as controlled painkillers.
After requesting your medication you should allow two working days for the practice to prepare and sign this before coming into the practice to collect it. If you have arranged for your prescription to be collected by a pharmacist, please allow three working days before collecting from the pharmacy. Please note that the arrangement between you and the pharmacist is not a practice responsibility.
WE ONLY TAKE PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS OVER THE TELEPHONE IF A PATIENT IS HOUSEBOUND AND THIS HAS BEEN AGREED WITH THE PRACTICE.