If you require prescriptions for regular and continuing treatment, it is not always necessary to see the doctor each time.

At present, repeat prescriptions requests can take up to 5 full working days to process. 

Order Online with Patient Access


If you are a patient aged 16 years or over, you can now order your repeat prescription using our internet booking service. Once registered for the internet service you can also book a routine appointment with your GP.

If you haven’t registered yet you will need to visit our reception desk to sign up for the service. You will need to do this yourself in person and bring with you some form of ID such as photo driving licence or passport.

You can register online by clicking the link below, but you will still need to come into the surgery with a form of ID to be able to complete the process and use the service.

USE PATIENT ACCESS

Request a prescriptions (if you do not have patient access)

Submit a repeat prescription request

Electronic Prescription Service


A new way to get your medicines and appliances

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

What does this mean for you?

  • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
  • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
  • You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

How can you use EPS?

You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

  • a pharmacy. a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).
  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).
  • Phase 3 EPS – we can send you the barcode and you can collect your prescription from any pharmacy

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

 

Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

 

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

For more information please visit the NHS website here.

Please complete Access Online Registration Form. To link all Proxy registrations forms here.

Proxy Form for Age 0 – 10Proxy Form for Age 11 – 15Proxy Form for Age 16 +LOGIN TO PATIENT ACCESS

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

From 1 April 2021, the charges are:

  • current prescription charge – £9.35 per item
  • three-month PPC – £30.25; this will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months
  • 12-month PPC – £108.10; this will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

If you need to access the services below, the medicines you’re prescribed are free:

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

At Thurleigh Road Practice, we are grateful to receive the support of our private consultant colleagues in the ongoing management of our patients.

As a result, we receive a large volume of requests for private prescriptions to be converted to NHS ones.

Whenever a GP prescribes something for you, they are taking full responsibility for this even if the medication has been recommended by another doctor. Therefore all such prescriptions requested will be reviewed by a GP and where possible and appropriate, will be turned around in 2 working days from receipt.

However there are some medications which, for safety and monitoring reasons should only be started by a consultant. Some examples can be found in the list below however this list is not exhaustive and all medication requests will be assessed on an individual basis:-

  • Medication for ADHD
  • Lithium
  • Bupropion
  • Methotrexate
  • Hydroxychloroquine
  • Mycophenolate

When a patient is stable on such medications, it may be possible for us as your GPs to take over the prescribing responsibility but only after discussion and written agreement with the responsible consultant.

We will always try and accommodate all prescription requests that we receive however there may still be some instances where we as your GPs may not agree to prescribe a certain medication. Such instances include:

  • If the GP does not feel that they have significant expertise to safely prescribe such a specialist drug
  • There has not been enough communication from the private doctor about the rationale behind using such medication
  • The use of such medicine is not in line with local or national guidance
  • If a medication if not licensed for use for that specific condition/diagnosis or is not licensed in the UK.  We thank you for your understanding.

We thank you for your understanding.

When you are discharged from hospital you should normally receive five days of medication.

On receipt of your medication requirements, which will be issued to you by the hospital, please bring this to the surgery before your supply of medication has run out.

Hospital requests for change of medication will be checked by the Clinical Pharmacist first, and if necessary your Doctor will issue you with a prescription. The Practice will endeavour to issue you with your prescription within 2 working days, but it cannot be issued until your medication details are checked by the Clinical Pharmacist first. The prescription should normally be ready by 4pm on that day, or you may be advised to attend the next day.

Clinical Pharmacist will review your medication regularly. Please be reassured that this will not affect your treatment.

If you are overdue for a review or monitoring checks then the practice will remind you abou8t this via text message, a phone call or via an email notifications.  For some medications it can be unsafe to continue prescribing without these checks so please help us to help you by following the advice that our clinicians give you.

Medication reviews are done by our Clinical Pharmacist or by other clinicians as and when required.

Prescriptions - medication reviews


In order to support your health care, all Patients on repeat medication will need to attend an annual medication review with their GP. (this may be more frequently depending on your medical condition and treatment type)

Our team will remind you well in advance of your review date and at this review we will consider a number of points with regards to your medication regime and ensure that it is the most appropriate to suit your needs.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to seek any advice and raise any concerns or questions you may have.

In addition to your annual review, we are always pleased to offer any support you may need with regards to your medication – just let us know!

Click below use, or to register to use, the online service.

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE

If a GP issues you a medication on repeat, you will be able to request a new prescription without having to book an appointment to see the doctor again. Please note that not all medications are automatically issued on repeat. All repeat prescriptions will need a regular review to ensure that the medication remains appropriate and safe, the date for this is written on your prescription sheet.

We will need your request for the repeat prescription in writing – you can either email the surgery or drop in your previous prescription with the medicines you would like reissued highlighted, or come in and fill out a repeat request form available at the front desk.

If you do cannot attend the surgery in person, we thoroughly recommend signing up for EMIS Access which allows you to request repeat scripts over the internet.

Please be aware that repeat prescriptions take TWO working days to process.

If you have a private or hospital prescription we may be able to consider filling it but this is not guaranteed and it will need to be reviewed by a GP. This can take longer than two working days.

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