Repeat prescriptions should be requested 48 hours in advance. This includes weekends and bank holidays.
For repeat medication the practice will issue you with a repeat prescription slip. Postal requests with an SAE also require at least 72 hours' notice. Please remember to order early enough.
Some items on your repeat slip are not required every month; some are only needed periodically. Let us know which items you require by clearly ‘ticking’ those that you need. Hundreds of thousands of pounds can be saved, over a period of time, from local health board drugs budgets by this method, and used to provide other essential services in the community.
Generic prescribing is also being encouraged by local health boards and therefore some medication will be changed from branded medication to generic but a letter should accompany such a change. Please do not telephone the surgery for repeat prescriptions as we feel this may result in errors being made and also blocks vital telephone lines for visits etc.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner, practice nurse or pharmacist 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.