Patient Access is available to ALL our registered patients. Once registered, you can order your repeat prescription online.
To register for this service, please click here.
Beckett House Practice uses a computerised system, which allows us to issue repeat medications quickly and safely. You can usually collect your repeat prescription 2 working days after submitting it.
While repeating medication without seeing the doctor is convenient for patients, we still have to make sure you are using your medications safely. Each request is reviewed individually. Please do not assume that your request will be granted automatically. We are sorry if this causes any inconvenience.
You can help us by using your white slip from you last prescription to request your repeat. If you have lost your white slip the receptionist can print a new copy for you. Prescriptions written on other paper can take longer to process, especially if your written information is not clear or does not match the computer entry.
Please be aware that some medications are not available on repeat prescription. The doctor or nurse will tell you if your medication can be given to you on a repeat prescription.
You can also request your repeat medications via the link at the top of this page.
Pharmacists are experts in medicine and a Medicines Use Review is a free NHS service offered by most pharmacies so you can discuss your medicines, understand more about them and solve any problems you may have.
You can ask your pharmacist for a review if:
Remember: anyone can ask their pharmacist for medicines advice at any time.
GPs and pharmacists understand that sometimes people struggle with taking their medicines. You may be worried about side effects or you may not want to take a medicine if you think it isn’t helping you.
Don’t be afraid to tell your GP or pharmacist if you’ve stopped taking any of your medicines. It’s important to take your medicines properly and they will be happy to help. Not taking your medicines correctly could make your condition worse and waste NHS time and money.
You can make decisions with your GP and pharmacist to make sure your medicines work well for you. If you find it difficult to remember to take your medicines, you can also talk to them about daily medicine boxes, reminder charts and dose record charts.
Larger, easier to read labels are also available.
Every year, medicines waste costs the NHS in south east London around £9 million (estimate based on national figure). This is money that could be used to fund vital NHS services. We all have a responsibility to use medicines responsibly.
At your pharmacy:
At your GP:
If everyone makes these small changes in Lambeth then, together, we can make a massive difference to reducing medicines waste and looking after our NHS in Lambeth.
Many common conditions can be treated at home with the support of your local pharmacy if needed. Over the counter products for self care are things like pain relief and cough and cold remedies. These items can be bought from pharmacies and supermarkets without a prescription. They are also often cheaper this way. You can get them without an appointment or seeing a doctor.
NHS Lambeth CCG no longer supports the routine prescribing of over the counter products for common conditions and minor ailments that are short term illnesses and/or will get better with time. These include:
You can read the full position statement from NHS Lambeth by clicking HERE.