Ordering a Repeat Prescription

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Order your repeat prescription online at a time that suits you.

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Repeat prescriptions

If you require prescriptions for regular and continuing treatment, it is not always necessary to see the doctor each time. 

You can order your repeat prescription in one of 4 ways: 

  1. Most patients ask their local pharmacy to request their regular repeat prescriptions on their behalf. Speak to your local pharmacy re this. 

  1. Online via Patient Access or the NHS App 

  1. By dropping the repeat prescription slip into the post box just inside the surgery entrance. Please make sure that you have ticked the boxes of all drugs needed. 

  1. Post your request into the surgery. If you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we will post the prescription back to you. Please give 2 weeks for the Hackney post. 

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Repeat Prescribing Policy

The surgery needs three working days to process your repeat prescription. This is because all repeat prescriptions are reviewed by the doctor to reduce the risk of errors. 

We do NOT take requests for repeat prescriptions on the telephone. This is because many errors have happened when repeat prescription requests have been taken over the phone, and patient safety is paramount. 

We issue 2 months' worth of drugs at each prescription for most long-term medications. 

We aim to try and synchronise prescriptions, so that you get the whole supply every 2 months, rather than requesting different drugs every other week. 

When we review the medication, we do take the opportunity to review your medical problems. Thus, every so often, you may be requested to visit the doctor or nurse for a review appointment, or to have a blood test. 

If you request a new drug or a change in dosage of your medication, you will probably be asked to come and see the doctor for a medication review. 


Repeat Contraception 

If you are ordering a repeat prescription for your contraceptive pill, patch or ring, you will need to complete a self assessment form found here.  You may either email the form to us with your request, or hand it in at reception.