If a doctor agrees, you may obtain a repeat of your medication by putting this in writing. Please use the white tear-off slip from your prescription form. Prescriptions may be requested by using the following:-
- By post (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope, if you do not wish to collect your prescription).
- By personally visiting the reception or dropping in the black box in reception.
Please note prescription requests by telephone are not permitted. If you have any problems with the above your local chemist may be able to assist you with obtaining regular medication.
When ordering prescriptions please allow 48 hours and around bank holidays order at least one week in advance.
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
Did you know you can manage repeat prescriptions from Bearwood Road Surgery in the NHS App. You can easily choose where prescriptions are sent. So if you know you'll be away from home or are moving home, you can arrange your nominated pharmacy within the APP. You can also order your prescription at any time that suits you. There's no need to wait to join a telephone queue or wait until GP surgery opens. It's easy to use, and, if you hit a snag, you can go to "Help" in the top right-hand corner of the app or visit nhs.uk/helpmeapp. Find out more about the NHS app at: 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.
Collecting your prescription
You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.
Questions about your prescription
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
NHS Medicines A to Z information
Find out more about prescription charges on nhs.uk.
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 room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.