Weeping Cross telephone 01785 662 505
Beaconside telephone 01785 214 424
John Amery telephone 01785 252 244

Repeat Prescriptions

We run a computerised system to issue repeat prescriptions which have already been agreed with your doctor.


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Other Ways to Order Your Prescriptions

  1. By Post:
    Post the computerised repeat prescription slip indicating the medication you require to the surgery, enclosing a stamped self addressed envelope. If posting please remember to use a secure tracked postal service and give at least one weeks notice for a first class and longer if using second class.
  2. Chemist:
    Some of the local chemists also offer a collection service for the surgery. Prescription Collection Points.

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When will my Prescription be ready?

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days if you will be picking the prescription up from the Surgery.

Request Received:

Script Ready By:

Monday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Monday

Friday

Tuesday

For Example
A script received on Tuesday at 4pm will be ready for collection
on Thursday after 4pm.

Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays, etc.

For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.

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Collection Points

Patients can either collect their prescription from the surgery or a chemist of their choice.

In order for prescriptions to be collected from a chemist, patients need to register at their chemist of choice for the 'Prescription Collection Service'. Once the Chemist has agreed to collection on your behalf, Patients then need to instruct the Practice which must be in writing - forms are available from most chemists.

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Over the Counter Medicines

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Over the Counter Medicines Leaflet.

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Useful Information

Repeat Prescription requests are not accepted over the telephone as this can lead to errors.

Each drug has two names, the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.

Please book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.

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Prescriptions Synchronization

If you are collecting repeat medications several times a month you may benefit from synchronizing your prescriptions to bring them all in line so you can collect them all at the same time. Please complete a Prescriptions Synchronisation Form and we will try and assist you where possible.

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Prescription Charges and Exemptions

The NHS prescription charge is a flat rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can't afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need a lot of medication.

Prescription charges and Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC).

Prescription charges and who does not need to pay.