If you are taking regular medication, it is important that you are aware of our policy for requesting more medication. All prescriptions must be requested in writing and you should allow two working days before collection.
By Patient Access: To register for our online services, bring some ID to the Practice and ask one of our receptionists to print you a PIN letter. Once registered, this is the most accurate and quickest way of requesting repeat prescriptions.
Put in the box in the waiting room: Medication on the repeat system can be requested by ticking the item required on the list attached to the prescription. For all other requests the name and address of the patient and the name, strength and dosage of the medication is needed.
By Fax: All requests require the name of patient, address, strength and dosage of medication needed. Fax number is 020 8680 1415.
Arrange through your local pharmacies to order and collect your prescriptions for you: For a list of pharmacies with which we have a collection arrangement, see our website www.parksidegrouppractice.co.uk or ask at reception.
Send your request to us with a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
Prescription requests will not be accepted over the telephone.
Most prescriptions can be sent directly to your local pharmacy via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP. EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice. This means you'll no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP – instead, you can go straight to your nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines. Speak to your local Pharmacy to sign up for EPS!
If you are seeing a consultant privately then they may issue you with a private prescription. It will be necessary for you to take this to a hospital pharmacy where you will be charged the full cost of the medication. The practice will not accept the responsibility for issuing an NHS prescription in place of this initial private prescription.
However, the practice may supply subsequent prescriptions under the NHS if the following criteria have been satisfied:
a) We have received documentation from the consultant giving a diagnosis, full details of the prescribed medication and responsibilities for monitoring and follow up.
b) The medication prescribed is in line with local formularies, NICE guidance and other national guidance. If this is not the case you may be prescribed an alternative drug from the same therapeutic class. Please do not leave private prescriptions at reception as they cannot be processed in General Practice.
All medication is constantly monitored to ensure that it is being correctly used, that it is still effective and is having no detrimental side effects. You may therefore periodically be asked to have blood tests or blood pressure checks or attend asthma, well woman, diabetic or coronary heart disease clinics or GP reviews. Appointments for these should be made as soon as possible to ensure continuation of medication.