Prescriptions

Visit our prescriptions room where you will be able to find your nearest pharmacies, request or review your medication and register for electronic prescribing.

Repeat Prescriptions

To request your repeat prescription, please do so online.

Alternatively, you can hand your prescription in to the practice in writing, using the tear-off slip of the previous computerised prescription. Prescription requests are collected by the prescription clerk at 10:30 each morning. Any requests submitted after this time, will not be processed until 10:30 the next day.

Please allow 2 working days before collecting the prescription.

We regret that we can not accept telephone requests, as this can lead to dangerous mistakes.

Consultant Prescriptions

These should normally be obtained from the hospital pharmacy.

We may provide a substitute prescription but this will be for the drugs recommended by local guidelines and best practice, and will be equivalent in all ways. This applies to prescriptions from Consultants though the NHS or privately.

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.

  • We encourage all patients to register for this free service.
Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you just have to pick it up with no extra wait. However, this depends on the capacity of pharmacists on the day, and may not be possible all the time.

Important Information Regarding Electronic Prescribing

  • Nomination is not mandatory.
  • Once your nomination has been set your prescriptions will be sent electronically to the nominated pharmacy unless you inform us otherwise.
  • There is no need to collect your paper prescription from us as it will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy.
  • You can choose which pharmacy you wish to nominate, your nominated pharmacy can be located wherever you find most convenient i.e near to work/home/relatives etc.
  • You can ask to set, change or remove your nomination at any time.
  • You do not need computer access to have a nomination or use EPS.

Prescribing Policy

As a practice, we strive to ensure we prescribe in a safe, evidence based and cost effective manner in the interest of our patients. We will only prescribe medications that form part of our practice formulary. As per a South West London policy, specialist or hospital only medicines can only be prescribed in secondary/tertiary care by or under the supervision of a specialist and will need to be prescribed on an on-going basis by the initiating provider.

We ask that GPs are not to be asked to prescribe these medicines as they require specialist knowledge, monitoring or dose adjustments and may be used for conditions which GPs rarely encounter and is hence not in the interest of our patients.