What is a Repeat Prescription?
Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the reverse of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
How to request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways:
- Online Services
- Visit a local pharmacy
- Telephoning the dispensary on 01572 820 123, Monday-Friday 9.00am-1.00pm
- You may hand in your prescription slip or a note with your name, address, DoB and the medication required written clearly;
- Set up a direct Repeat Prescription Order through your local Pharmacist;
Repeat prescriptions will be ready in 48 working hours from your request. Please note if your prescription request is NOT on your repeat prescription your request will take longer to process and the doctor may wish to speak with you. Delays may also occur if your medication request is different from what your doctor has prescribed for you.
We can dispense medication to all patients that live more than 1.6km (in a straight line) from a pharmacy.
Many chemists offer a delivery and collection service. Speak to your preferred chemist directly for details. This means that you do not have to come to the surgery to collect your prescription and then take it to a chemist.
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Dispensary Opening Times
Our dispensary is open Monday – Thursday 8.30am-6.00pm and Friday 8.30am-5.00pm.
Dispensaries at our branch surgeries are opening during branch surgery (link to branch) opening times
Online Repeat Prescription Service
We also offer online repeat prescription ordering as an additional service. You can collect the prescription from the surgery within 48 hours of placing your order. This system is only for use by patients who have been registered at our practice for more than three months. It is suitable for ordering agreed repeat prescription items for yourself only – you will require an identity code and PIN to access your personal prescription details (the same one you use for booking online appointments).
If you have a smartphone and want to save time ordering your prescription you can download the SystmOnline App, available to download for free from the App store or Google Play.