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Please note that Boots Bedminster is closing on the 15 August.  If this is your nominated pharmacy please let us know.

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Repeat Prescriptions

dYou can request your repeat medication in a number of ways:

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 at the top of this page - Please note this link will only work for current registered users. New users will need to register for Patient Access. To register for this service please present proof of identity (Photo ID and proof of address) to our reception staff who will issue you with the documentation that you require.

Registering for Patient Access will give you access to online booking of appointments, ordering repeat prescriptions and also gives you access to some of your medical records.  The prescription ordering is simple to use, as you just need to click on the items you require.

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

  • 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.  Please allow additional time for the Pharmacy to process your prescription request.  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 72 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. 

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 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?

If you need medication for a long-term health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, you may be able to get an extra supply of medication to cover your time away.

If you need medication for a long-term health condition, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, you may be able to get an extra supply of medication to cover your time away.

You'll need to obtain a prescription from your GP, who will consider factors such as:

  • the type of medication you're taking
  • restrictions on specific medicines in the country you're visiting

Your GP will take into account whether you're taking a medicine that requires you to have regular monitoring or blood tests.

You should arrange to see your GP several weeks before you go away on holiday to discuss all of this.

Will my GP prescribe medication in case I'm ill when I'm away?

Talk to your GP about this. They will only give you an NHS prescription if they think you need the medication. They don't have to give you an NHS prescription just because you think you should have the medication.

Some GPs will provide private prescriptions, which are not free, if they agree that you should have medication to hand in case you're ill while you’re away.

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 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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