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Repeat Prescriptions


Please allow at least seven working days notice for your prescription to be ready. If you require the prescription returned to you by post then please supply a stamped addressed envelope.

You can choose to collect your prescription from the surgery or you can nominate any pharmacy of your choice. You will need to arrange this via your preferred pharmacy and tell us on your request where to send it.  

We cannot take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone. 

We are happy to accept them in writing, using the printed back sheet of a previous prescription, via our website or via Patient Access

If you have highlighted text on your repeat prescription stating that your review may be due, please contact reception and make an appointment with the nurse. You do not need to see a doctor for the review.  

Electronic Prescriptions

The next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is being introduced at North Baddesley Surgery.

This will mean that most prescriptions will be signed and sent electronically.
If you already have a nominated pharmacy, your nomination will remain valid and your prescriptions will still be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy. You can collection your medicine without having to hand in a paper prescription.

If you do not already have a nominated pharmacy, your prescription will also be sent electronically but you will receive a printed token which you can then take to a pharmacy of your choice. Tokens don't need a signature because the prescription will be signed electronically. Tokens will contain a barcode that will be scanned by the pharmacy to download your prescription form the secure NHS database.

The way you request your repeat prescriptions won't change.

You can change or cancel your nominated pharmacy at any time, just speak to the reception team at the surgery and this can be updated for your next prescription.

Electronic prescriptions are reliable, secure and confidential. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in the GP practice, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that used to see your paper prescriptions. If you are on repeat prescriptions, dispensers will also see all of the items on your re-order slip.

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