Repeat Prescription

Patients on regular medication will require repeat prescriptions and for a safer, speedier service, repeat prescriptions are now computerised. Your doctor will have entered onto the computer what medication you are taking, and each time a new prescription is written by the computer a new request form is also generated for you to make your next request. Please ensure you keep this slip.

Requests for repeat medication are not taken over the telephone for medico-legal reasons as errors can occur in verbal communication.

Repeat prescriptions can be requested by email : tattenhamhealthcentre@nhs.net or using the new online services.

Please click here to register to use the online repeat prescribing service.

Click here for patient access

Allow 2 full working days for your prescription to be processed.

Please ensure you have received a confirmation email, without this it is unlikely that your email request will have been received.

  1. If you have more than one repeat item, please try and order them all together
  2. Please indicate, if required, on the Repeat Prescription Request Slip where you would like the prescription sent. Please send a stamped addressed envelope if appropriate. If you have arranged for a local chemist to collect the prescription please mark the form accordingly.
  3. If you have elected to use the electronic prescription service, please check we have the correct pharmacy nominated for you.
  4. Either deliver or post your prescription request to the surgery
  5. All patients on repeat medication should see their doctor at least once a year for a medication review.

Chemists (Pharmacies)

Any of the local pharmacies can be chosen for electronic prescriptions. In addition, several of the local chemists come to pick up prescriptions from the surgery for patients

Asda Pharmacy, Paydens Pharmacy, Lloyds Pharmacy

Alternatively you can search for the nearest chemist at the following website www.nhs.uk/Service-Search/Pharmacy/LocationSearch/10.

Electronic Prescriptions

This is a new service introduced across the country enabling prescriptions to be sent electronically to a nominated Chemist. This is really useful for patients on regular repeat medication and can speed up the process for all prescriptions.

How does it work?

Patients call at their chosen pharmacy and ask that chemist to complete the nomination. The surgery can then issue medication for you and it will go directly to the chemist without the need for you to pick up a paper prescription from the surgery.

The way you request repeat medication does not change but there is likely to be a much smoother progression of the process using the electronic system.

Using the electronic prescribing system is entirely patient choice.

What are the benefits to me?

  • Improved access to regular medications
  • Simplified one stop process for obtaining next supply of medicine
  • Regular contact with pharmacists
  • Pharmaceutical support for self care and the management of long term conditions

What do I need to do?

Please speak with reception or the pharmacy for further information

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