Prescriptions

To request repeat prescriptions, find a local pharmacy or for any other prescription related information, please visit our Prescriptions and Medicines Centre.

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular treatment your doctor may agree to you having repeat medication for a period of time, without making an appointment.

In the interests of safety, we do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

You can order a repeat prescription in the following ways:

Please allow 2 working days for routine prescriptions.

If you are requesting medication that is not on your repeat prescription, this will have to be checked with your doctor and may cause delay in issuing your prescription.

Electronic Prescribing

We now have the facility to electronically send your prescriptions directly to your nominated pharmacy.

If you have a nominated pharmacy for electronic prescriptions at a previous address, please be aware that this is not changed automatically.

If you would like to register for electronic prescribing, please complete our Electronic Prescription Service form.

Changing your nominated pharmacy

You will need to contact your new preferred pharmacy and ask them to nominate themselves. If you no longer want electronic prescribing, you will need to speak to your current pharmacy and they will remove their nomination.

Medication Reviews

On your request slip you will notice a review date. This is to ensure your doctor regularly reviews your medication.

You should arrange to see your usual doctor around the review date, if you do not, you will receive a reminder on your next request slip. To request a medication review, please complete our Medication Review form.

If you are housebound your doctor will review your medication around that date and a review visit may be arranged if necessary.

FAQs

I have lost my counterfoil request slip?

There is a form available in the entrance foyer you can use, or using the options above, you can request your prescription in other ways.

Please ensure you complete all requested information, otherwise a delay may occur in producing your prescription. You may also ask the receptionist to print off another copy of your request slip.

What if the medication I want is not on the request slip?

You will need to request the item when you order your other medication.

This request will be passed to the doctor for authorisation. The doctor may issue the prescription or ask you to book an appointment to discuss your request.

Please allow at least 3 working days before collecting your prescription, if you are adding a new medication.

How do I get new medication recommended by a hospital doctor?

If a hospital doctor wishes you to start a new medication or makes changes to your current regime, a letter will be sent to your GP.

Details of the changes will be made on your medical record when the letter is received. You will need to request your new medication in the normal way, allowing enough time for receipt of the letter.

The hospital doctor should prescribe you a small supply of medication, if you are required to start straight away.