How to request for repeat prescription
What are repeat prescriptions?
A repeat prescription allows you to get your regular medication without having to see your doctor each time.
Repeat prescriptions can be requested via our
Electronic Prescribing Service
Written requests can be made at Reception, but it is hoped that more patients will opt to register to use the NHS App or Patient Access, which are available 24/7.
Paper requests should be written using the slip attached to your prescription. They may be brought in person.
Letters of request should enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
JS Medical Practice
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JS Medical Practice
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JS Medical Practice
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Alternatively, please use the below request forms
Please note that this is a longer process and we strongly encourage patients to register to the NHS App or Patient Access.
No prescriptions are taken over the phone.
Patients are requested to allow 48 working hours for the requested prescriptions to be processed and issued.
Collection of prescriptions
Practices no longer need to issue the usual Green prescriptions to be picked up from the practice. All prescriptions are sent to chemists electronically through the Electronic Prescribing Service. Patients can now collect their prescriptions from any pharmacy using their NHS numbers.
Regular reviews are required to enable clinicians to issue your repeat prescriptions. Part of this review may require a blood or urine test depending on your medication. If a patient has not had the required review, the GP may issue you a short supply of medication to tie the patient over until the appropriate test has been taken and results of the test have been received. The Practice considers the clinical management of a patient’s health and medical condition, and the prescribing of medication as a joint partnership. In that, it is expected that a request given to patients to have a test for the purpose of a review is treated with importance.
Prescribing Policy For Patients Travelling Abroad
This policy outlines the procedure for patients travelling abroad for short and long periods of time.
By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK. In addition, GPs are not required by their terms of service to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that is not present and may arise while the patient is abroad.
The NHS does accept responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. However, if a person is going to be abroad for more than 3 months, then they are only entitled (at NHS expense) to a sufficient supply of regular medication in order to get to their destination, where they should the find an alternative supply of that medication.
Patients residing abroad for a period of more than 3 months may be removed from the registered patient list.
Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months
For patients who inform us they will be out of the country for less than 3 months, we will provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition for the period while the patient is away where it is safe to do so. Drugs that require frequent monitoring may not be prescribed where there are safety concerns.
Travelling out of the country for more than 3 months
Patients who inform us they will be leaving the country for more than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medication to enable them to make alternative arrangements at their destination (up to 3 months’ supply where safe to do so).
Prescriptions for medicines in case of illness while abroad.
GPs will only prescribe NHS prescriptions in this case for exacerbations of pre-existing illnesses; E.g., antibiotics for patients who have frequent infections secondary to an underlying lung condition. GPs may provide private prescriptions if it is clinically appropriate and they can be self-administered safely without medical assessment while abroad. These prescriptions are not free. Patients should be aware that some drugs commonly prescribed in the UK may be illegal in certain countries and you should check with that countries embassy before you travel.
See NHS facts of travel abroad
Private prescriptions are medication which your private doctor has recommended for you on a private prescription. A private prescription is not written on an official NHS prescription and so is not paid for by the NHS. The cost of a private prescription is met wholly by the patient and is dictated by the cost of the medicine plus the pharmacists charge for supplying it. A prescription is a legal document for which the doctor, who has issued and signed it, is responsible for. Therefore, a NHS doctor cannot convert a private prescription to an NHS prescription. A doctor you see privately can’t issue an NHS prescription.
A GP in the surgery at which you are registered can only provide a private prescription if the drug is not available on the NHS.