A large number of people need to take regular medication for chronic or life long conditions. Once these conditions are recognised and appropriate treatment started, there is often no need to attend surgery just to have a prescription made out. Once the doctor has decided that this applies to you they will enter details of the medication into the computer system and you may then request a repeat prescription, usually at intervals of 28 days.
HOW TO USE THE SYSTEM
- Check when your medication is next due – this will be obvious if you count your tablets or look at the slip given with your last prescription. The names, amounts and due date are listed on the right hand side of your last prescription.
- Try to order the prescription at least two working days before you need it. Earlier and you will be stockpiling tablets, later and you may run out of tablets.
- Please only tick the items you actually need when ordering your repeat prescriptions.
- Order only the medication that you need that month
- Let the doctor know if you decide to stop taking any of your repeat medication.
- If you are in any doubt about the treatment you have been given, or if you experience any problems with the repeat prescribing system, PLEASE LET US KNOW.