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OBTAIN REPEAT PRESCRIPTIONS?
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered
by telephone, by calling in person or by posting in requests together with an
SAE. Prescriptions ordered by 11.00am will be ready for collection by 12.30pm
the next day. We ask patients for 24 hours' notice. Our preferred method for ordering
repeat prescriptions is by ticking/completing the right-hand side of the prescription
which lists all regular medication. Local pharmacies run a taxi collection service
whereby a carefully selected taxi firm picks up prescriptions (sealed in a plastic
wallet) from the surgery and distributes them to nominated chemists for dispensing.
If you collect your prescriptions in this way the community pharmacists will return
to you the right-hand side portion of the prescription along with the medication
When ordering by telephone, we would ask patients to please
have the proper name and strength of their medication to hand when ordering prescriptions
as this avoids and confusion or mistakes.