These need to be arranged with a doctor first. If you require regular medication these may be put onto a repeat prescription. This will enable you to get your medication without having to see the Nurse/Doctor each time, although you may be advised at intervals to see us for a review of your medication.
If you are on regular medication, please bring to your first appointment a recent prescription slip from your last surgery. This will allow us to prescribe exactly the right type and dose of medication for you.
Please note that requests for repeat prescriptions will not be taken over the telephone.
Patients can order a repeat prescription in 3 ways:
- By coming into the surgery and putting a request in the repeat prescription collection box, situated at the front desk
- By registering and requesting via Patient Access
- By posting us the repeat prescription (please include a stamped addressed envelope)
For all repeat prescription requests, please ensure that you have clearly given the full medication name, the dosage, and that your name, address and DOB are clearly marked on the request form.
Guide to registering for the *New* online service How do I register for Online Access
Guide to request repeat medication online How do I order a repeat prescription online?
Please allow 2 working days before collecting your repeat prescription. You can also arrange to collect your medicines directly from a local chemist (please ask reception for details).
Over the counter medication:
Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments like paracetamol or ibuprofen *
Doctors have been asked not prescribe a list of medicines for minor ailments. These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket. This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.
The minor ailments are:
- New sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Coughs, colds and congestion, Cradle cap, Dandruff, Diarrhoea (adults), Dry eyes/sore tire eyes, Earwax, Unusual sweating, Piles, Headlice, Indigestion and heartburn, Child colic, Occasional cold sores, Occasional constipation, Occasional migraine, Insect bites and stings, Mild acne, Minor burns and scalds, Mild cystitis, Mild dry skin, Mild irritant dermatitis, Mild to moderate hay fever, Minor pain, discomfort and fever (eg aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Thrush in the mouth, Prevention of tooth decay, Ringworm/athletes foot, Sunburn, Sun protection, Teething/mild toothache, Threadworms, Travel sickness, Warts and verrucae
Community pharmacists are trained to offer help and advise on minor ailments. They will help you if you visit your local pharmacy.
Further information about this is available at: www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc
A patient information leaflet is available at: www.england.nhs.uk/publication/prescribing-of-over-medicines-is-changing
* Patients who need these drugs in regular quantities can continue to get them on repeat prescription.
For further information please contact: Neil Phillips, on 01296 382444 or out of hours on 07825430978