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Repeat Prescriptions

 

What is a Repeat Prescription?

It is a prescription you can get without having to see a doctor or nurse, but initially, the doctor will decide whether it is safe for you to have this medication regularly on repeat.

Our standard prescribing period is 28 days. This may be increased after discussion with your doctor

 

How do I order a Repeat Prescription?

 

Please ensure that you only order what you need

 

You can order the following ways: -

 

  • On-line using the EMIS Access Service. You will need to register via the practice to make use of this service
  • At the practice – put in request box on the walls on either side of the front desk
  • By post (please enclose a stamped address envelope)
  • Via your selected pharmacist

Please talk to your pharmacist about the Electronic prescription Service (EPS) This gives you the chance to have your prescription sent to the place you choose to get your repeat medicines from.

Please talk to your pharmacy of choice if you would like your prescription to be sent to them. It saves queuing twice.

When will my prescription be ready?

Your repeat prescription request will take between 2-3 working days.  The "working days" are: Monday to Friday and do not include Bank Holidays.

*  If you put in your request before midday Monday to Thursday, your repeat will be available 48 hours later after 3pm.

*  If you put your request in after midday it will not be available until 72 hours later.

*  If you put your request in on a Friday it will not be available until after 3pm on the following Tuesday.

Why queue twice?  You can arrange with the Pharmacy of your choice to be sent your prescription once it's ready.  Please contact your local Pharmacy for details of this.  However please be aware if you order your prescription through a Pharmacy it will take longer for your prescription to be ready.

If you would like your repeat prescription sent directly to your nominated Pharmacy please see the information under the "Electronic Prescription Service" tab.

Medication Review

A medication review will be performed at least annually or 6 monthly. It is important to review medication regularly to make sure it is effective and will benefit you. This will involve a face-to-face appointment with a doctor or nurse or a telephone consultation. After the appointment a new review date will be recorded. If you exceed your review date you may find that the quantity of your medication is reduced to 2 weeks.

Current cost of an NHS prescription

£8.80 per item 

You may find it more cost effective to obtain a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) depending on the number of items you have on repeat. These you can obtain from your pharmacist.

3-month PCC - £ 29.10. This will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months 

12-month PPC – £104.00. This will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

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