Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment.
When you receive a prescription for your medication it will have two parts:
1. The left hand part is given to the pharmacist to keep when your medication is dispensed.
2. The right hand part is your tear-off slip. You need to keep this to order your repeat medication. Handy Tip – Put this tear off slip into your handbag or pocket ready for when you need to reorder.
All the items of medication that are on your tear-off slip are repeat items and you must TICK clearly in the box opposite the items you wish to order.
If an item of medication does not appear on your tear-off slip then it is an ACUTE item and not a REPEAT. A receptionist must ask the GP to authorise these.
If you find that your medication runs out at different times and you are ordering more than once a month then please get your medication synchronised by informing the receptionists.
Before you order your next repeat prescription:
Kindly Stop and Consider –
- Do I need a supply of all the items on my repeat slip?
- Am I still taking all of the medication?
- Am I still taking the prescribed dose? – If the answer is NO then you will need to let the Surgery know so we can review your medication.
- Am I ordering too early?
- Do you or are due for a medication review?
- Is my medication in line? If not, could it be in line with one prescription a month being issued and thereby saving your time and our time?