Often medications need to be taken for longer than a single course. If this is the case your GP or nurse may create a repeat prescription for you. This means you can get supplies of your medication without having to see your GP. This will only be done once you are stable on a medication and it is agreed between you and your doctor that you need to take it for longer than a single course.
How do I get a Repeat Prescription?
Your prescription has two parts. The first part, in green, is to hand in at the chemist to get your medication. The second part, which is white, will list any drugs you get on repeat prescription.
If you need a repeat prescription, please tick the medications you need on the white repeat slip. The slip can be posted in the box in the reception area or you can leave it with the receptionist. If you leave a stamped self-addressed envelope, it will be posted back to you.
We also have a facility to request repeat prescriptions on-line via the link at the top of this page. To use Emis Access you will need a log-on and password provided by us. Simply ask at reception for your log-on details.
We can also arrange your chemist to pick up your prescription to avoid you having to come into the surgery. Please ask for details in the surgery.
To avoid mistakes, it is practice policy not to take requests over the telephone.
Repeat prescriptions at The Rycote Practice last for one year at most before needing a review. Shorter times may also be agreed with your doctor. When the agreed time period runs out you must come and see a doctor. This is for safety reasons, to ensure that the drugs you are taking are still appropriate for you and that any tests (such as blood tests) that you may need are done. At the appointment, the repeat will be extended for a further year where appropriate.
You will know when your repeat prescription needs updating as a message will be printed on your latest repeat slip.
Medication Reviews for Hayfever
If you are on repeat medication for hayfever or other allergies you can download the form below and hand it in to the practice or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org For many patients this will allow your medication to be re-authorised for a further 12 months without a need to visit the surgery to see your GP.
Hayfever prescription request
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.