When the doctor puts you on a medication that you need to take for a prolonged period you will be given your medication. The doctor will decide how many repeats of your medication they would like you to have before reviewing you again in clinic.
Use the NHS App
Horfield Health Centre would like to invite you to use The NHS App
Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.
Order Online with Patient Access
You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access
You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access.
The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using Patient Access which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.
If you're not registered with Patient Access, you can use our online form
If you do not have a Patient Access account, you can still order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account required.
Your Local Pharmacy
Pharmacies may offer a prescription collection service from our Practice
Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service
Your pharmacy may also be able to order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice to enquire if this service is available.
You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications
Alternatively, you can submit a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else, providing you include the patient’s name and date of birth and requested medication.
Drop us a note into the external post box here at Horfield Health Centre.
Please allow 72 hours for your prescription to be ready at your Pharmacy.
To avoid errors we do not take medication requests by telephone or via the front desk
Patients on repeat medication will be asked at least once a year to review these; certain medication may require more regular review. A notification message should appear on your repeat prescription slip when one is due.
Medication reviews are undertaken by the GP / Clinical Pharmacist and can either be a face-to-face appointment or alternatively more are being undertaken over the telephone as a telephone consultation.
There are a couple of exceptions where our nursing staff will review medication if you attend one of our specialist clinics e.g. diabetes or asthma but it is always good to check if you are not sure.
As soon as you get this message on your prescription slip and to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions please book an appointment which could be a telephone consultation or a face-to-face appointment.
If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from your pharmacist. This means you won't have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicines.
Prescribing of Over The Counter Medicines is Changing
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.
Instead, over the counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.
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