If you have repeat prescriptions you will be given a computer copy of your medication. Please tick items required and post in one of the request boxes either inside or outside the surgery or you can hand into reception. Alternatively you may send your request by fax or post; if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we will post it back to you. Requests for prescriptions will not be taken by telephone. Please allow two working days before you collect your prescription.
As a minimum once per year the GP will see you to review your repeat medication, this is to ensure the treatment is still effective and appropriate. You will be notified this is due by a message on the tear off slip attached to your prescription. Also the review date is shown on each item of your prescription. If ordering online you will be notified that you need to see the GP before any more repeat prescriptions can be ordered.
Some local pharmacies will order, collect and deliver your prescriptions. Contact your local chemist for details.
The surgery offers an online prescription ordering service. Please see reception for details.
Once registered please click here to order your prescription.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) now available
EPS is the Electronic Prescribing Service that enables us to send your prescription to a pharmacy of your choice. This means you do not need to come into surgery to order or collect your repeat prescriptions. You will need to be aware and check your review date on your prescription as you will still need to see Doctor, Nurse, or HCA for medication reviews, health checks and long term condition monitoring.
For further details please contact the surgery or your preferred pharmacy.
From February 2017 we will not accept any prescription requests from pharmacies or companies.
Why is this happening?
- This new system will give you more control, under the current system, many patients have reported that they have build up a large stock of unused medicines that they did not request. This could not be stored safely and used within date. This change will address this serious safety concern.
- This change will also mean that your GP practice will have a clearer picture of the medicines you do and do not use. This will help with your discussions during your medication review.
- Finally, it is important that NHS money is used as efficiently as possible. Medicines wastes costs the NHS in Rotherham £1.5 million every year!
This change will reduce medicines waste,allowing monies to fund other services to improve the health of the people of Rotherham
What is not changing ?
- If you already order repeat prescriptions directly from your GP practice yourself, you will not be affected and do not need to take any action
Ways to order repeat prescriptions
- Order online via SystmOnline
- via the practice repeat boxes
- via post
If you feel you might need support ordering your repeat prescription or you know someone who might need help, please contact reception at the practice
Please only order the medicines that you need.
Please check how many days medicine you have left before ordering your repeat prescription.
Please do not order until you have 7 days of medicines left. It usually takes the surgery 2-3 working days days to issue a repeat prescription