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Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are issued at the doctors’ discretion and are normally for patients on long term treatment. They can be ordered by computer request forms (the tear off page opposite your last prescription) and posted in the box at reception or at your usual chemist, clearly marking with a tick, which items are required.  You can also post these to us or use the online facility below.  Please ensure you leave your name, address, date of birth, contact number along with your requests as a doctor or pharmacist may call you to discuss.

The prescriptions will be ready for collection at your chosen chemist within 5 working days of being ordered (not including week-ends and public holidays).

Requests for repeat prescriptions are NOT taken over the telephone.  The likelihood of errors is high and the large practice population on repeat prescriptions means this could cause increased workloads for our prescription administrators.

Please check your repeat prescription list carefully and delete any medication which you no longer take and return the amended list to us as soon as possible. According to the practice policy, the computer may print your prescription using your medicine’s ‘drug’ or ‘generic’ name as opposed to a brand. Although the appearance of your medicine may be different, the active drug it contains is identical. If in doubt, seek advice.

The new online repeat prescription ordering system is for medication that is on your repeat prescription only.  For any medicine that is not on your repeat prescription, please contact the surgery by phone on 01555 665522 and select the option for prescriptions AFTER 10am.

Below is a link to the NEW system and our Practice Code is 62238:

https://www.myvisiononline.co.uk/vpp/login.jsp

Hospital Requests

When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive five to seven days supply of medication.

On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the hospital, please bring this to the surgery or post before your supply of medication has run out.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the GP first, and if necessary your the doctor will issue you with a prescription.  Please allow at least 48 working hours for this.    The doctor or pharmacist will review your medication regularly, which may involve changes to your tablets, in accordance with current healthboard policies.  Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment.

Where ongoing medical attention is not necessary, the patient may be given a private prescription.

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