Repeat prescription requests can either be dropped into the surgery during opening hours or requested online by clicking on the Patient Access banner. You will need a password to order your prescription via the patient access link. Please come into reception with a photo ID to get a password and ask any questions about Patient Access.
Once your prescription has been ordered, please allow 48hrs for your prescription to be processed. There may be occasions when the doctors will need to see you before issuing a repeat prescription, we will contact you to let you know of this and arrange a medication review consultation at a time that suits you.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows your prescription to be sent directly by the practice to the nominated pharmacy of your choice then you will be able to collect your medication directly from there without the need to come to the practice unless your GP needs to review your treatment in person. If you have not yet signed up to EPS please speak to a member of staff or your pharmacist for more information as the first step in setting up this system is to ‘nominate a pharmacy’.
A list of local pharmacies offering EPS is available here and in the practice. Find out more about other pharmacies by clicking on NHS choices link below.
If you are an iPhone user, you may wish to consider using Echo.
You can download Echo to order repeat prescriptions and have medications delivered to your door, for free.
Echo works with EPS to help you manage your prescriptions. It also reminds you to take your medication and alerts you when you are going to run out.
By signing up to Echo you will be nominated to one of their community pharmacy partners. Echo is free to download and standard NHS item charges apply. If you are exempt you will not be charged.
On the 5 July 2017 Lambeth CCG came to the following decision: to no longer support the routine prescribing of the following products on the NHS:
Self-care medications for acute (short-term) illnesses and medication for minor ailments and health supplements
Prescriptions for malaria prevention medicines for travel
Prescriptions for selected travel vaccinations.
PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A LIST OF MEDICINES TO BE KEPT AT HOME AND FOR SELF HELP ADVICE
Medication Waste Management
If you receive a repeat prescription you are no longer using, tell your GP.
Take any unwanted medicines back to the pharmacy for safe disposal – don’t put them down the toilet or in the bin.
Don’t stockpile medicines: they could go out of date or be taken by a child.
If your GP prescribed you too much tell them – sometimes you know how much you need best.
Avoiding medicines waste