A GUIDE TO REQUESTING MEDICATIONS
We understand that your medication(s) is important to you.
It is important that you or your carer(s) orders your medication(s) up to 7 days before you are due to run out.
We no longer accept telephone medication requests but you can order your medications in the following ways:
ü Repeat Slips – can be dropped into Repeat Prescription Box located in waiting room.
ü Online (simply bring I.D to reception and we can then issue you a password. Please note this service is only available to patients aged 18 and over).
ü Community Pharmacy (please check turnaround time with individual pharmacies)
ü EPS (Electronic Prescription Service)
As a practice we endeavor to process your prescription requests within a timely and safe manner. Allow 2 days excluding weekends and bank holidays for routine repeat prescription requests.
Please respect our staff as it is your responsibility to ensure that your repeat prescription request is ordered in plenty of time.
An URGENT prescription request is for medication which you need within 24 hours, to prevent you from becoming severely unwell or becoming pregnant. These include
Type of Medication
Common examples (NOT an Exhaustive List)
Epipen, Emerade, Jext
NovoRapid, Lantus,Levemir, Humalog, Humulin, Insulatard, Actrapid
LMWH (Enoxapain/Clexane), Warfarin, NOAC (Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran)
Issue but please book in to see an Asthma Nurse within 4 weeks if using frequently (if Asthmatic and has requested >4 inhalers in last 12 months)
(Morning After Pill)
Please be aware some Community Pharmacies offer this for free, sexual health clinics can provide it or it can be purchased over the counter (“OTC”) e.g. Levonelle (within 72hrs), ellaOne (within 120hrs)
(Please note some of these medications may have alternative indications for use) Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Gabapentin, Sodium Valproate
Bisoprolol, Ramipril, Amlodipine, Losartan, Indapamide, Doxazosin etc
GTN sprays and 300mcg tablets for Angina are ‘P’ medicines which can be purchased from the pharmacy.