Prescribing for Our Patients
The prescribing of medication carries a significant responsibility for the doctor, we therefore hope that you would respect that it is for the doctor to decide whether a medication is to be prescribed. This will always be done in consultation with the patient.
PLEASE DO NOT RING THE SURGERY WITH YOUR REQUEST.
The Practice provides a Repeat Prescription Service, this service enables those patients who have regular medications to obtain their repeat prescriptions from the Surgery or if preferred from either one of our 4 local pharmacies; Lloyds, Williams, Chislehurst and Jarman & Dixon; Please tick the box on the repeat request.
These pharmacies are open from 9 am -7 pm weekdays and offer a Rota for out of hours prescriptions
Prescriptions can now be sent electronically to any pharmacy of your choosing. If you would like to use this service please request and complete a pharmacy nomination request available from reception and give it to the pharmacy of your choice. Please note we will NOT fax prescriptions to pharmacies.
.Repeat prescriptions may be requested by post or in person. If you can send your request by post please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. We regret that we cannot accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions, as this could lead to potentially dangerous errors and we do not accept requests via email.
You can now also request repeat medication via the web by using the link for EMIS Access above or via the Home page, after you have completed the registration form to use this facility.
If you are on regular medication and require a prescription, please make your written request using the Practice tear off prescription request slip. Failure to do so may result in a delay processing your request. Please do not put your request in more the 1 week early unless you have a valid reason for doing so which should be clearly documented on the prescription request. Requests made too early without a valid reason will not be processed.
Please allow a minimum of 48 hours for your prescription to be prepared and be aware that it could take longer if your medication review date is overdue and/or there is a query relating to your request.Repeat medications are reviewed at regular intervals, this helps us review your continuing need for the medication as well as enabling us to monitor the effects of medication by checking blood tests, blood Pressure etc.
See also: Electronic Repeat Dispensing
There are certain types of medication that cannot be prescribed on the NHS, e.g. Malaria prophylaxis, medication for travelling (Imodium, antibiotics..) and the so called lifestyle drugs. The Practice may feel it appropriate to issue a private prescription for these medications however there will be a administrative charge.