Repeat prescriptions

When you are stabilised on a medication your GP may advise you can have a repeat prescription without the need to attend for your next consultation. There is a charge for this service. Most people having repeat prescriptions will still need to be seen at least six-monthly and everybody needs to be seen at least yearly.

For safety reasons this repeat prescription should be done by your own GP. Please do not present to the Urgent Doctor for repeat prescriptions. Prescriptions are valid for three months so you are advised to request your repeat prescription at least a couple of weeks in advance of running out. Prescription requests may take up to two working days to be actioned.

If your doctor is away the prescription may be done by his/her ‘buddy’ doctor with whom he/she has a close working relationship. If that doctor is not happy to provide the prescription you may be given a shorter supply e.g., one week until your own GP can see you. There will not be a prescription charge here for the short supply but the usual dispensing fee at the pharmacy will apply so to avoid that scenario, order repeats well before you are running out.

Prescriptions can be collected from the Medical Centre or faxed to a pharmacy for you. You will need to provide the name of the pharmacy and the fax number to ensure it is sent to the correct pharmacy.

We will contact you only if we need to discuss your request. Otherwise, please assume your repeat prescription will be processed. Please allow two working days for this request to be processed.

We aim to provide a safe and convenient service to you.

Prescription request

To request a repeat prescription, please fill in and submit the following form.


PLEASE NOTE: Once your prescription request has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email to the address you provided. Please also check your spam or junk mail folder if you haven’t received this within an hour.


 

  • Please list the required medications. The prescription charge from Hamilton East Medical Centre is to cover the time taken to check and generate your prescription. Please note, if you choose to have your prescription faxed to your pharmacy, some pharmacies may have their own charge for receiving a faxed prescription.