A repeat prescription is a medication that your doctor has authorised on your medical records which can be supplied for a certain period of time on a regular basis without you needing to see your doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are normally authorised for a period of 6 to 12 months but this may vary with the type of medicine and at the doctor's discretion.
Your doctor will usually give you your first prescription which will have 2 parts. The GREEN slip is the actual prescription which you give to the pharmacist to obtain your medication. The WHITE side shows the list of drugs that you can order as repeat issues. We also call this the repeat counterfoil. Please keep this as you need it to order more medication.
To order more medication:
Please mark only those items that you need by ticking each item on the Counterfoil. Please do not tick items that you do not need.
Then place the Counterfoil in the prescription request box in the porch at the surgery. Please give the Practice 3 days excluding weekends and Bank Holidays before collection.
Please make your request in good time to ensure that you do not run out of medication. Please do not stock pile medication.
Other ways to order repeat medication:
We are unable to take requests over the telephone. This is for your own safety and security so we appreciate your understanding.
We are very sorry to say that SystmOne has modified the online ordering system so that you can only order five medications at any one time.
If you need to order more than five items please order five the normal way and then go back to the medication screen and order the remaining