If you are on regular medication and the doctor feels it is appropriate, the prescription can be issued on a repeat basis by the practice computer without you necessarily needing to make an appointment to see the doctor personally each time.
The right-hand side of the computer-generated prescription will list the drugs you can have on repeat.
There will also be a review date printed on this right-hand side. You may order your prescriptions up until this review date. After that date you will need to book an appointment to see the doctor for your medication review.
It will take two working days to process these prescriptions so please ensure you do not completely run out of medication. Prescriptions ordered on a Friday will not be ready until Tuesday afternoon.
Please order repeat prescriptions using the appropriate surgery telephone number, or order online using Patient Access:
- High Street, Rawmarsh prescription line - telephone 01709 522022 (select option 2)
- Thorpe Hesley prescription line - telephone 0114 245 4504 (calls diverted to an answering machine after 6.00pm)
You can also contact us online to order a repeat prescription.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
Our practice has now gone live for EPS (Electronic Prescription Service). Inform the surgery who you would like to nominate as your primary Pharmacy. Your prescription will automatically go there after nomination.
Click here for more information.
Nominating a pharmacy
You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:
- Online, on the app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
- At your GP practice
- At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions
You can use the NHS App to get health advice, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions, view your GP health record and more.
For more information go to www.nhs.uk/nhsapp
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. Please book a routine appointment for your review.
Questions about your prescription
If you have questions about your medicine or your prescription please contact the surgery.
Your local pharmacists can also answer any questions about your prescription. They can answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
Find a pharmacy
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As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- Sore throats
- Tummy trouble
- Aches and pains
They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
Find a pharmacy
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.