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Repeat Prescriptions

If you take regular medication your doctor may give you a repeat prescription without the need for you to be seen each time in the surgery. 

We have a strict policy of asking patients to allow 48 hours (2 working days excluding weekends) from ordering to collecting their repeat prescriptions.

Patients on stable repeat medication can also opt for the “Batch Prescribing Scheme” which allows the patient to have an annual supply of prescriptions which are taken to the chemist of your choice.

Drug prescribing: The practice has a policy not to issue repeat prescriptions for benzodiazepine medications such as Diazepam and Temazepam . Anyone in need of such medication will be referred to our local drug support services.

How to Order your Repeat Medication

PLEASE NOTE PATIENTS CAN NO LONGER ORDER REPEAT MEDICATION BY TELEPHONE DUE TO SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

  • On line via the link at the top of this page (need to register)
  • Fax to 0191 4546787Patients can now nominate their regular pharmacy. Prescriptions will then transfer via the secure NHS internet to your chosen Pharmacy.   This is quick and secure and allows prescriptions to be traced. If your repeat is transferred electronically then the pharmacy will give you a repeat sheet to use to reorder—this means you no longer need to come to the surgery to collect your prescription.

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.

 
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