Repeat and acute medication
Acute medication is medication that has been issued by the Surgery:
• at the start of your treatment plan
• for short term treatment
• treatment for emergency conditions
• controlled drugs
Repeat medication is medication that you are taking on a regular basis. The list of your repeat medication can be found online or attached to your repeat prescription.
How to order a prescription
Acute medication is ordered in writing by handing into reception a prescription request. Alternatively you can fax or post it. Please note you might be asked to see a GP before acute medication is issued.
Repeat medication can be ordered online via the link at the top of this page or are accepted in writing by handing in, faxing or posting the prescription request.
Requests for prescriptions will not be taken over the telephone.
How long does it take for a prescription to be ready
Any prescriptions will be issued at the doctors’ discretion. You might be asked to see a GP before an acute or repeat prescription is issued. This is to ensure safe prescribing.
Please make sure you request repeat prescriptions in plenty of time as we cannot process repeats as emergencies.
Please allow two full working days (this does not include weekends or bank holidays) for your prescription to be processed, checked and signed.
How to collect your prescription
You can collect a prescription at the reception.
Some chemists will collect your prescription from the surgery and deliver to your home, if you have arrangements in place with the chemist. Please speak to the pharmacist if you would prefer this service.
The Surgery provides an Electronic Prescribing Service where the prescription is sent electronically directly to the chemist of your choice so that you do not have to collect a prescription from the Surgery, but collect it straight from the chemist. To use this service, you need to nominate a chemist of your choice, either by informing the Surgery or the chemist.
If you wish your prescription returned by post to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.