Changes to repeat prescriptions
What is changing?
From 1st September 2019 pharmacies may no longer be able to order medicines on your behalf. You will still be able to receive your medicines it just simply means you will need to order them through the surgery directly.
There are a number of ways to order your medication:
We strongly recommend you use the online-line service, to register for this please come into the surgery with a proof of identification and reception will provide you with your username and password to be able to log on.
Through the new ‘NHS App’ this will allow you to order repeat prescriptions, check your symptoms, book and manage appointments at the surgery, view your medical record securely, register for organ donation and choose how the NHS use your data. For more information on this please visit www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
Use the white tear off slip of your repeat prescription identifying which medication you require or alternatively use one of our order slips available from reception.
Via Post, you can also post a prescription request to us, again ticking the items that are needed. If you enclose a stamped address envelope we will return the signed prescription to you, however, we cannot be held responsible for any delays with the postal service, so remember to allow yourself enough time when ordering, to guarantee that you will not run out of medication.
We are a training practice and have just received an achievement from Newcastle University for outstanding contribution to medical student teaching in 2018-19.