We will be using The Electronic Prescription Service from 26th January 2016. This service will mean that your GP will be able to send your prescription electronically to the Pharmacy you choose to get your medication from – without the need for paper. The Electronic Prescription Service is reliable, secure and confidential.
If you would like to use the Electronic Prescription Service
You will need to ‘nominate’ a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions electronically. You can ask a member of staff in the pharmacy to arrange this.
You can then continue to order your prescriptions in the usual way, but instead of a paper prescription being collected by you or your pharmacy, the prescription will be sent to them electronically.
Electronic repeat dispensing will not usually be set up straight away. If appropriate, your GP will set this up when your medicines are next reviewed e.g. after your annual check.
You should try to ensure that on most occasions you collect your prescriptions from your nominated Pharmacy. However, if you don’t wish to use your nominated Pharmacy for a particular prescription just make sure you let the surgery know when you request the prescription. For example if you wish to collect a prescription from the surgery reception, or a different pharmacy.
Nomination is very flexible and can be cancelled at any time by asking a member of staff at the pharmacy or the surgery
If you are on regular medication, the doctor may provide you with a repeat prescription slip. To request a repeat prescription, this slip can be handed into reception Monday to Friday or posted to the surgery.
A stamped addressed envelope must be attached to your request if you require the prescription to be returned to you.
Many local chemists collect prescriptions from the surgery - please indicate on your request slip if you wish to use this service.
Please give 3 full working days for all requests and remember that telephone requests are not accepted.
Repeat prescriptions can also be ordered on-line by clicking on the button on our home page.
If a drug is not on your repeat medication list, or if you wish the prescription to be amended, the doctor will require more information to process the prescription request. Please explain why the non-repeat prescription is needed when making the request. If the clinician has insufficient information or is concerned about the safety or appropriateness of the request it will not be authorised.
Your medication will be reviewed at regular intervals by the doctor, and from time to time you may be asked to make an appointment for this purpose.
Patients that require repeat prescriptions for contraception are required to complete an annual contraceptive pill checklist. Please download and email to HWCCG.firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the surgery.
Contraceptive Pill Checklist