Request a Repeat Prescription
Use the NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.
If you're not registered with The NHS App, you can use our online form
If you do use the NHS App, you can still order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account required.
Your Local Pharmacy
Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service
Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service
Your pharmacy can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.
In Person to Beckett House Practice
You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications
Alternatively, you can submit a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else, providing you include the patient’s name and date of birth and requested medication.
Your Repeat Prescription
You can collect your repeat prescription from your pharmacy 2 working days after requesting it.
Our practice uses Electronic Prescriptions. You can nominate a pharmacy and we will send the prescription to them.
You can help us by ordering online and using the NHS App. Prescriptions take longer to process if your written information is not clear or does not match your medical record.
Repeat prescriptions are convenient, but we have to make sure you are using your medicine safely and we review every request. Your request will not be granted automatically.
Some medications are not available on repeat prescription. The doctor or nurse will tell you if your medicine can be on repeat prescription.
Non-repeat items (acute requests)
Non-repeat ‘acute’ prescriptions are medicines that are not authorised to for repeat. This might be a new medication that needs a review, or a medicine we have to check closely. This includes many anti-depressants, drugs of potential abuse or special items. If this is the case you may need to see the doctor to get a new prescription.
We review all patients on repeat medicines at least once a year. Some medicines need more regular reviews and blood tests. We will tell you when a review is due. If you do not have your review, we will give you a smaller amount of medicine each time, until your review is complete.
Medication reviews are undertaken by our pharmacists or GPs. They are usually over the telephone, but can be face-to-face. Our nurses will also review medications in diabetes or asthma clinics.
Please tell your GP or pharmacist if you’ve stopped taking your medicine.
GPs and pharmacists understand that sometimes people struggle with taking their medicines. You may worry about side effects or you may not want to take a medicine if you think it isn’t helping you. We are here to help you.
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