Prescriptions

Your GP will usually give you your first prescription which will have 2 parts. The GREEN slip is the actual prescription which you give to the pharmacist to obtain your medication. The WHITE side shows the list of drugs that you can order as repeat issues.

Ways to request a repeat prescription

There are several ways to request your repeat prescription detailed below. Please remember it takes three full working days from us receiving your request to getting your prescription to your chosen pharmacy.

A repeat prescription allows you to get supplies of your medication without having to see your GP. This will only be done once you are stable on a medication and it is agreed between you and your doctor that you need to take it for longer than a single course. It is not always appropriate to put or to continue a medicine on repeat prescription. This may occur if:

  • The medication is a short course of medicine for an acute problem, i.e. antibiotics for acute infections
  • Medications that are changing or we are adjusting the doses.
  • When a review is needed or overdue: your doctor may stop your medication if it is considered unsafe to prescribe before a clinical review is completed. This is to ensure that your medication is appropriate and at the right dose.
Online
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You can request your medications via the online appointment system. Once logged in it which will show you the medications available on repeat. You then simply click on the ones you need and press send.

If you have not registered for online appointments and prescriptions you can do so easily at the reception desk.
Login to appointment system

Email
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You can email your request to churchstreet.prescriptions@nhs.net or by clicking the link to the left will open your chosen email program such as Microsoft Outlook.
Within your email please then enter your name, date of birth, contact number, the details of the medications you require and which chemist to send them to.
By Hand
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You can hand in the white side of your last script with the medications you need highlighted. This can be then dropped into the practice prescription box. The box is on the right hand side as you come into the practice. If you have lost this part of your script you can write down your request clearly with your name, date of birth, address and where you would like the prescription sent to.
At one of the local pharmacies
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You can ask your pharmacy by phone or in person to request your repeat medications on your behalf. Remember that it takes 3 working days from when they give us your request so please leave enough time to get your medication. You can also arrange with your pharmacy if you need your tablets in trays, to start repeat dispensing or to set up electronic prescriptions.
Click here for more details
Urgent Requests
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All prescriptions are checked and signed by a doctor and any urgent request for medication will take the GP away from seeing patients. Please note if your request is urgent for that day, you will need to come to the surgery to speak to a member of the prescriptions team.  Emails will not be monitored for urgent prescription requests.

Pharmacists can also dispense some medication that a patient has been prescribed before without a prescription where there is a genuine urgent clinical indication. They will need to see you face to face to do this.

Electronic Prescribing
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We and all our local pharmacies offer this service. You can sign up to have electronic prescribing at your local pharmacy of choice. This is a paperless service. It means that your prescriptions are requested by the pharmacy electronically and are then checked and signed by your GP on their computers. To read more about this service click the link to the left.

There are many advantages to having a paperless prescription service. These include:

  • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Click here to register for EPS