As one of 8 practices that make up Swift Primary Care Network, we are thrilled to be offering covid vaccinations to eligible patients at Knowle West Healthy Living Centre, 2 Downton Rd, BS4 1WH

We will text, call or write to you as soon as we can offer you an appointment. We are making great progress!!

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

Please order repeat prescriptions through the Patient Access link above. It is simple to use - just click on the items you require


Registering for Patient Access also gives you access to online appointment booking, ordering repeat prescriptions and access to some of your medical record. 

The following link provides further information on how to order repeat prescriptions:

dIf you do not have Patient Access, please contact us and we will help you to set this up.

Or, you can also request repeat medication in the following ways:

  • By making arrangements with your nominated pharmacy to order your medications for you
  • By delivering your repeat slip (attached to paper prescriptions) to any pharmacy 
  • By popping a repeat slip or written request into our locked Prescriptions Box on the wall in our foyer or through the letterbox if outside opening hours

Some local pharmacies provide a home delivery service - please check with them directly

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
  • Clopidogrel
  • Edoxiban
  • Ticagrelor (anticoags)

Electronic Prescribing

dWe operate an electronic prescribing service 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 it electronically and send it directly to your nominated pharmacy. Please contact us to set this up.

Check what medication you can take

Before you travel, find out if there are any restrictions on taking your medicine in and out of:

  • the UK
  • the country you're visiting

Some medicines available over the counter in the UK may be strictly regulated (controlled) in other countries.

For more information, see Can I take my medicine abroad? and What is a controlled medicine (drug)?

Further information:

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 dosette 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 dosette 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 dosette box for you.

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