PLEASE BE AWARE THAT OUR PRACTICE IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH ANY LOCAL PHARMACIES.
Requests for prescriptions must be made in writing using the repeat prescription slip, via online or pharmacy. You also can We are unable to take orders or issue repeat prescriptions over the phone or via fax. Please allow two complete working days before collection and make allowances for weekends and public holidays. Where possible give exact drug names when ordering.
Repeat prescription slips may be dropped into the surgery, posted or via online. Please request repeat medication well in advance and remember to make an appointment to see the doctor before your review date expires.
The surgery offers the Electronic Prescription Slip (EPS), allowing patients to collect some acute and repeat prescriptions directly from their nominated pharmacy.
The surgery is able to transmit prescription requests directly to the pharmacy. Please discuss this with your pharmacist if you are interested in setting this up.
Repeat prescription ordering and appointment booking are now available online via the Patient Access link. Using this service patients can also access their medical records for information regarding their medical problems, medication and adverse reactions.
To sign up to use this service please contact reception for your online registration instructions.
Repeat Prescription Policy
Please order your medication before you run out and ensure you have enough medication as up to 48 hours is required for the request to be processed. Regretfully we cannot take telephone requests for repeat prescription due to possibility of error.
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Medicines waste is a serious and growing problem within the NHS. Sometimes Patients and Carers continue to request more repeat medicines than they need and stockpile at home.
Shrewsbury Road Surgery is pleased to inform you that we provide Electronic Prescribing Services (EPS).
Electronic Prescribing enables the practice to electronically send prescriptions to a pharmacy of a patients choice. This makes prescribing and dispensing medication efficient and convenient for patients and staff.
- If you collect repeat prescriptions you will not need to visit the practice to pick up your prescription, the practice would have sent it electronically to your nominated pharmacy and you can go straight there.
- The prescription is generated electronically, so there is no paper prescription to lose.
- You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as your repeat prescriptions can be made ready before you arrive.
Prescriptions required near Bank Holidays
To reduce the risk of running out of medication when the Practice is closed due to a Bank/Public Holiday, please ensure you order your medication early to allow for this busy period.