Prescriptions can be requested up to 2 weeks in advance with a 1 week limit for certain "Controlled Drugs". You may obtain repeat medication by:
- Filling out a request sheet in reception.
- Posting a written note through our prescription letterbox at the front of the surgery.
- Emailing your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Asking your pharmacy to request the medication for you (available at selected pharmacies only).
- Using your Online Services account to request repeat medications.
Please include your name, DOB and full list of medications required.
Please allow 48 working hours for repeat prescription requests.
Repeat requests will not be taken over the telephone unless it has been agreed with the doctors.
Nominating a Pharmacy
You will need to choos a pharmacy to collect your prescirption from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:
- Online, on the app or website you use to order repeat prescriptions
- At your GP practice
- At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions
Questions about your prescription
If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prscription:
- Phone the surgery between 9am-6:30pm on 0208 777 1293
- Contact us Online for administartive help. This cannot be used to order a prescription.
Find a Pharmacy
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Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines
- You can buy over-the-counter medicines in pharmacies, supermarkets and some high street shops.
- GPs, nurses and pharmacists will not generally give you a prescription for over-the-counter medicines.
- Your local pharmacy offers help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns. If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they will help you get the care you need.
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This advice is in line with national guidance from NHS England.
Certain medications such as strong painkillers like Gabapentin, Tramadol and Morphine are classed under the NHS as "Controlled Drugs". Under NHS guidelines the surgery is not allowed to prescribe more than 28 days worth of a controlled drug at a time. We cannot issue this prescription early in the event of loss and in most cases these can only be requested 1 week before they are due to run out.