Please see important information at the foot of the page for changes from 9th September 2019
You can request a repeat prescription in 4 ways:
- Online ordering: Patients who have registered for this service can usually click here to order a repeat prescription. To register for this service please download and complete an Online registration form and hand it in at reception with proof of your ID and you will be given a password.
- We participate in electronic prescribing which means your prescription can be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. Please contact your preferred pharmacy and this can be arranged, or ask at our reception desk for assistance with this.
- Tick the items that you require on the tear-off slip on the right-hand side of your computerised prescription and hand it in at some local pharmacies – they will then collect your prescription from the surgery for you and have your medication ready for you to collect a few days later. Please note that not all pharmacies offer this service.
- Tick the items that you require on the tear-off slip on the right-hand side of your computerised prescription and put it into the ‘Repeat Prescriptions Box’ in the foyer – your prescription will be ready for collection 48 hours later (excluding weekends). NB We ask that you collect your prescription after 2pm on that day to allow time for your doctor to sign it. If you would prefer to collect your prescription from a pharmacy please write this on your repeat prescription slip, indicating which local pharmacy you would like your prescription sent to.
- Tick the items that you require on the tear-off slip on the right-hand side of your computerised prescription and post it to the surgery – you can then either collect it from reception 48 hours later as above or, if you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope).
Please note that we do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone
We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. A ‘Review Date’ is printed at the bottom of each repeat prescription slip – this date indicates when you will next need to see your usual Doctor or Nurse for a review of your medication. If the ‘Review Date’ has passed you will be reminded to make an appointment.
You will also find the details of your named GP printed on your prescription.
If you suffer from Diabetes, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Underactive Thyroid, Asthma or COPD please remember that you need to have an annual check-up and ask for this specifically when booking your appointment for review so that the appropriate blood tests etc. can be arranged.
FROM 9TH SEPTEMBER 2019 – We will no longer accept paper repeat prescriptions. The website front page, posters in the surgery, the patient waiting room information screen and the following link gives information on the changes. You will still be able to order your medicines online, or via the Medicines Order Line – MOL Leaflet June 19. This change to the service is being adopted by all local Swadlincote surgeries.