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Changes to Prescribing

Over the counter medications

Your doctor may ask you to buy your own medicine for a common health condition, such as a cold, sore throat or hay fever, rather than prescribing anything on an NHS prescription.  Please help us to help you.



Repeat Prescriptions / Medication Reviews

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The practice no longer accepts repeat prescription requests from pharmacies on behalf of patients. THIS INCLUDES ANY ONLINE PHARMACIES.  

We do not accept prescription requests over the phone so please order in person at the surgery, by post or online.

All pharmacies are still able to collect your repeat prescription from the surgery once it has been processed and deliver your medicines to you if they offer these services.

Please be assured that we are NOT affiliated to any pharmacy and will not provide your patient details to them.  

On the right hand side of your prescription will be a duplicate of the items you may reorder. Please tear this off and keep it until you need to reorder. You can either post or deliver it to the Practice, clearly ticking which items you require. If you wish to collect your medication from The Pharmacy/Chemist please inform the Receptionist when you re-order.

Please allow 24 hours notice, excluding weekends and bank holidays, for your prescription to be processed. If you are going away on holiday and require your prescription issuing in advance please make sure the Prescription Clerk is aware of this.  Any problems please telephone the surgery.

At some point it will be necessary for your repeat medication to be reviewed. This can be done via an appointment at the surgery. Any medication reviews undertaken over the telephone are at the discretion of the doctor.



Useful telephone numbers

  • Belle Isle Pharmacy 01924 382030
  • Cohens Pharmacy 01924 255273
  • Kingfisher Chemist 01924 291898
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