Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Online – Using our prescription requests triage
- Using our online services – Patient Access
- Requesting a repeat prescription through your local pharmacy order and collect service
- By Telephone – 01384 465303 (09:00-17:00)
- In person or by post
All prescriptions take two working days to process, Saturdays and Sundays are not included. A prescription request made on a Friday will be ready for collection on a Tuesday.
Prescriptions may be ordered via the EMIS-access online booking and messaging service within the Request Repeat Medication Triage.
AW Surgeries operate the Electronic Prescribing Service, which means that patients can elect a pharmacist from which to collect their prescriptions. Repeat prescriptions are transferred electronically to the pharmacy and are available to collect within hours of the GP authorisation.
Please use our online Electronic Prescription form to sign up to the service.
You can change your pharmacy at any time, e.g. going on holiday and needing a one-off at the holiday destination. You can plan this in advance when booking your holiday.
You still need to make a request for a repeat prescription.
There is a maximum number of issues on a repeat prescription. If you are asked to attend for an annual check-up, this will be printed on your prescription and needs to be organised, before the new prescription can be authorised.
Prescriptions for Contraceptive Pill
You need to have your blood pressure measured every 6 months, this can be done by booking in to see a HCA or alternatively you can use one of our machines in the reception area.
The repeat prescription will be organised after the BP has been reviewed by a GP. Allow 2 working days to process.
You can organise a 30 day’s emergency prescription, but we would ask you do not wait that long, your medication has a known cessation date, act in time to prevent this situation arising.
Pink Prescription Forms from Hospital
You will note the pink forms are non urgent and are marked within 7 days.
At AW Surgeries, these are processed by the practice pharmacist, who only works 2 days per week. Please note therefore that the 2 working days rule for prescriptions does not apply to these forms.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.