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: -
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.
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.
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
At The Westgate Practice, you may now get your repeat medicines and appliances using the Electronic Prescription Service. (EPS)
The EPS is an NHS service which gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your repeat medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
You will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your repeat 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.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
It may not be if you:
How can you use EPS?
You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your repeat prescription. This is called nomination. You can choose:
Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
Yes you can. If you don’t want your repeat prescription to be sent electronically no action is required. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices and pharmacies that see your paper prescription now.
To register for EPS ask your pharmacy for a form or
For more information visit: www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, or your pharmacy.
Pharmacy First is a scheme available for children and people who do not have to pay for their prescriptions and are suffering from a common ailment. Below is a list of local pharmacies who are particpating in the scheme.
Your local pharmacist will be able to offer you expert advice and medicines for a wide range of common ailments without the need to visit your GP. No appointment is necessary but you will need to give your pharmacist your NHS number, or your child's NHS number to receive advice, and where appropriate, medicines free of charge.
If you do not know your NHS number you can contact your GP practice and ask them to look it up. To protect your privacy, they may ask you to show them a passport, driving license or some other proof of who you are
Some of the common ailments included are:
Bites, stings, allergies and hayfever
Constipation and diarrhoeaEaracheTeethingSore throatVaginal thrushAthlete's footAcute bacterial conjunctivitisHaemorrhoidsThreadwormWarts and verrucas.
Constipation and diarrhoea
Acute bacterial conjunctivitis
Warts and verrucas.
Lichfield & Burntwood
Boots (Local) Pharmacy, Langton Grange Medical Centre, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 7FA
Boots The Chemist, 4/8 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JJ
Boots Waitrose, c/o Waitrose Stonnyland Drive, Off Sainte Foy Ave, Lichfield, WS13 6RX
Chasetown Pharmacy (Northwoods), 23 High Street, Chasetown, WS7 3XE
Co-Op Pharmacy (Mid-Counties), 3 Boley Park Shopping Centre, Ryknild Street, Lichfield, WS14 9XU
Co-Op Pharmacy (Mid-Counties), Greenhill Health Centre, Church Street, Lichfield, WS13 6JL
Day Night Pharmacy, Precinct, Chase Road, Burntwood, WS7 0DW
Fradley Pharmacy, Unit 6 The Stirling Centre, Tye Lane, Fradley, WS13 8ST
Jhoots Pharmacy, St Chads Health Centre, Dimbles Lane, Lichfield, WS13 7HT
Jhoots Pharmacy, 7 Lichfield Road, Burntwood, WS7 0HH
Lloyds Pharmacy, Unit 3, Burntwood Shopping Centre, Chase Terrace, Burntwood, WS7 1JR
N & J's Chemist, Morley Road Shopping Centre, Morley Rd, Burntwood, WS7 9AZ
Whittington Pharmacy, 13b Main Street, Whittington, WS14 9JU
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