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Repeat Prescriptions

You can request your repeat medication in a number of ways:                d 

By using the computer printout attached to your previous prescription

  • By handing your repeat slip into any one of our local chemists (saves coming into the surgery)
  • By post - if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope, we will post the prescription back to you
  • By submitting your request via the link on this web site - You will need to sign up to this service before you can order a prescription.  Please make a note of your password as you will need this when submitting all future requests.  Once you have submitted your request you WILL NOT receive a confirmation email so please do not repeatedly submit.
  • By delivering your request to the surgery
  • Using the locked Post Box on the wall in the entrance lobby when the surgery is closed

Your repeat prescription will be available for collection after 4.00pm two working days after we receive it.  If you place your request after 5.00pm, it will not be processed until the following day and the two working day rule will apply.  Please order your prescriptions well before you run short of your regular medicines.

We do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone unless you are housebound.

You can also collect your prescription from several local chemists which could save you time, as you won't have to return to the surgery. Please allow additional time as the 48 hours start from when the prescription arrives in the surgery.

If you would like to use this service please clearly mark on your prescription requests which chemist you would like to collect your prescription from. Your prescriptions will automatically be sent to that chemist until you instruct us otherwise.

Some of the local chemists provide a home delivery service - please check with them.

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS FROM YOUR PHARMACY - Some pharmacists in Bristol can now offer NHS treatment for the following conditions: Athlete’s Foot, Cold sores, Diarrhoea, Haemorrhoids (piles), Hay Fever, Head lice, Insect bites and stings, Threadworm, Thrush, Warts and Verrucae.  A variety of treatments are offered free of charge to those who normally qualify for free prescriptions.  Text ‘pharmacy’ to 64746 and receive three free texts with details of your nearest three pharmacies.

Emergency Medication

dWe are reviewing our emergency medication request process.  Only medications that are listed below, and authorised by a GP will be issued on the same day.

  • Warfarin
  • Rivaroxaban
  • Dabigatran
  • Apixaban
  • Clobazam
  • Topiramate
  • Epilim (Sodium Valproate)
  • Phenytoin
  • Lamictal (Lamotrigine)
  • Gabapentin
  • Tegretol
  • Keppra (Levetiracetam)
  • Lacosamide
  • Pregabalin
  • All Inhalers
  • All insulin based medications

Electronic Prescribing

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We have now introduced an electronic prescribing service.  This is a system whereby prescription requests are handled electronically, from the time the request is received straight through to the pharmacy.  Instead of signing a paper prescription, GPs will sign the prescription electronically and send it directly to the pharmacy from their computer.

For patients who prefer to collect their prescriptions from the surgery, they may continue to do so but for those who would like to have their prescriptions sent to the pharmacy, they will be required to nominate the pharmacy they wish to use.

 

Can the GP prescribe extra medication to cover holidays?

The following link explains in detail the guidelines for issuing extra medication to cover your holiday period

Can the GP prescribe extra medication to cover holidays?

 

Do you find your tablets confusing?

dIf you are on so many tablets that you often get in a muddle, or can't remember whether you have taken them or not, it is well worth paying a small amount of money and buying a dossette box from your local pharmacist.  These are boxes with compartments.  Tablets can be placed in each compartment, and each compartment is clearly marked to indicate which day, and which time of day those particular tablets should be taken.  Each dossette box can be filled with a weeks supply of tablets.  You can do this yourself, or get a trusted friend or relative to do it for you.  If you feel you cannot do it yourself and have no-one to do it for you, then your pharmacy may agree to provide a pre-filled weekly dossette box for you.

 

 

 
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