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Repeat Prescriptions

Please note, for safety reasons, we do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone.

multicolour_pillsWhere a medicine is intended to be prescribed repeatedly, the prescription form will have a tear-off slip listing the items intended for repeat use. You can obtain repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

Online via the link at the top of this website. Easiest and fastest way to request - and also see when it has been accepted.

By returning the tear-off slip to the surgery.

By dropping it in at one of the pharmacies that deliver and collect from the surgery (ask a receptionist for details).

By faxing the slip to:

  • Stanford Medical Centre 01273 552483
  • Islingword Road 01273 667910
  • Cockcroft Surgery 01273 645953

By posting the slip to your relevant branch surgery.

If you would like your prescription sent to you, please enclose a stamped, addressed envelope with your prescription request.

Call your pharmacy and ask them to send us a request.

The practice has a Repeat Prescribing Policy, which can be viewed on request.

Medication Reviews

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.

48_hoursPlease allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. If you use a chemist to deliver and pick up your prescriptions, you may need to allow a little longer. The pharmacy will advise you.

Electronic Prescription Service

What is the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)?
EPS is an NHS funded service in England. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the healthcare professional you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
If you currently collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your 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 more time for your repeat
prescriptions to be prepared before you arrive.
For more information about EPS visit www.cfh.nhs.uk/eps, or ask your pharmacy or talk to us.

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