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Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be given if they have been previously authorised by a doctor.

To request a repeat prescription you may:

  • Telephone 01793 784440 between 13:30 and 15:00 weekdays.
  • Fax the surgery at any time on 01793 784429.  
  • Order online via the link at the top of this page - in order to use this service you must obtain the necessary security access codes. Read more on this service.
  • By post - please send your repeat prescription list and make it clear which medication you require.
  • By hand - please bring your repeat prescription list to the surgery and leave it in the 'red box' marked prescriptions' at the front desk.

If you get your prescription dispensed elsewhere and have long term fixed repeat prescriptions, we can issue you with a batch prescription to cover a period of up to 6 months. Please ask at reception for details.

Requests cannot be taken on the main surgery telephone line.

Please allow 48 hours between ordering and collecting your repeat prescription.

Dispensing

We are able to dispense to all our patients unless they live within a one-mile radius of a chemist. The limit is not our choice but the law of the land. If you are unsure whether you qualify please ask Reception. We can dispense all types of medications, dressing, stoma and catheter devices and most types of surgical appliances.

Our dispensary is open from 08:00 each morning until 18:30 each evening, from Monday to Friday. If you require urgent dispensing outside these hours please contact the emergency duty chemist whose details can be found in the local paper or on notices outside every local pharmacy. There are prescription collection services for Ashbury and Uffington.

Non-Prescription Medicines

You are able to buy a wide range of popular medicines locally out of office hours, in the Newsagents, the Co-op and the local shops.

Batch Prescriptions

Batch prescriptions allow patients who are on long-term repeat prescriptions of stable, regular medication to receive their medicines more easily.

Your GP may prescribe your medication for 6 months (occasionally 12) and you can then pick up the medication directly from the same pharmacy of your choice every 28 days.

Batch prescriptions are ideal for patients on uncomplicated repeats such as levothyroxine or medication for other conditions such as high cholesterol and hypertension.

Batch prescriptions are not suitable for medication whose dose may vary, such as warfarin, or for “as required” medicines such as pain-killers, asthma reliever inhalers such as Ventolin, and migraine tablets, or when the medicine will not last exactly 28 days, such as most eye drops.

PLEASE NOTE that many patients will have some medicines which are suitable for batch prescribing, and some which are not. Those which are not suitable must be ordered in the usual way by requesting each individual repeat before it runs out. This can be by contacting the dispensary online (please ask for details), by post, by leaving your request form in the surgery box, or by telephoning the dispensary on 784440 between 13.30 and 15.00 Monday to Friday, or by fax on 01793 784429.

Please let your doctor know if you want to start batch prescriptions, or wish to have items added or deleted.

Please let the receptions know or if you are not sure how to order any of your prescriptions.

 
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