You need to allow 3 working days for all of your prescriptions to be processed
Use the NHS App
Town Medical Centre would like to invite you to use The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.
Order Online with Patient Access
You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access
You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access.
The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using Patient Access which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.
Paper Prescription Ordering
If you are unable to order online, you can write your request on any piece of paper or use a repeat prescription form and place this in the BLACK box on the stairwell.
We check this box at least 3 times per day, please do not come into the practice to deliver this prescription as we will not be able to take it.
Telephone Prescription Ordering
With regret, we are unable to take prescriptions over the telephone other than from those that are:
- Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (this changes therefore please accept guidance from the receptionists)
- Housebound Patients
Patients on repeat medication will be asked at least once a year to review these; certain medication may require more regular review. A notification message should appear on your repeat prescription slip when one is due.
Medication reviews are undertaken by the GP and can either be a face-to-face appointment or alternatively more are being undertaken over the telephone as a telephone consultation.
There are a couple of exceptions where our nursing staff will review medication if you attend one of our specialist clinics e.g. diabetes or asthma but it is always good to check if you are not sure.
As soon as you get this message on your prescription slip and to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions please book an appointment which could be a telephone consultation or a face-to-face appointment.
If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from your pharmacist. This means you won't have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicines.
Prescribing of Over The Counter Medicines is Changing
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
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