How to order your repeat prescription
Non-urgent advice: Turn around time
Whichever method you use for ordering a repeat prescription, it takes 48 hours to process.
If your prescription is urgent then please mark it as urgent on the request.
Please note that only medically essential items will be considered for urgent processing.
Online via SystmOnline
If you order medication frequently then the best way is to do this via the patient portal directly linked to the computer system at the practice, called SystmOnline.
if you are not yet registered to use the online service, you will need to bring photo ID to reception desk to be given your secure passwords.Login to SystmOnline
How to register for SystmOnline
- Phone the practice reception team
- Verify your identity
- Receive a username and password
- Login to SystmOnline
NOT via Online Reception Desk
It is no longer possible to use the online receptionist to request prescriptions.Not in use
You can do this by returning the right hand half of a previous prescription with the required medications ticked, or by submitting a handwritten request.
Please put this repeat prescription request in the box on the reception desk.
You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the practice. You can include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able to pick up your prescription from the surgery.
We do not accept prescription requests by email.
We do not take requests for medication by phone.
Some pharmacies do accept requests over the phone from patients. if you phone them, they will often then pop in to the surgery and order prescriptions for you.
Electronic Prescription Service
Instead of issuing a green hand signed paper prescription, the doctor can now send the prescription electronically to your chosen pharmacist.
This means you don’t have to come back to the surgery to pick up the prescription, but you can go straight to the pharmacist and pick up your medicine.
This works even better if you request the medicine online as it means you can miss out on two trips to the practice.
You can nominate your pharmacy:
- Visiting your regular pharmacy and signing up for electronic prescribing.
- Ask the receptionist at the practice to register your chosen pharmacy.
- You can also change your nominated pharmacy through the online portal under the medication section and then click on ‘change pharmacy’. However you cannot make the initial nomination online.
Find out more about electronic prescribing
Non-urgent advice: Medication Reviews
The doctor or pharmacist at the practice regularly review the medication you are taking. They will sometimes call you in for a medication review and this may involve blood tests. It is very important that you attend these appointments, as it keeps you safe whilst taking medication.