How to Request a Repeat Prescription
You can request a prescription at the surgery in the following ways;
- Download the NHS app – your ID will be verified in the sign-up process
- SystmOnline – you will need a login for this service
- Get help with ordering your medication via SystmOnline
- Online repeat prescription form – you do not need a login for this service
- HOW TO REQUEST A REPEAT PRESCRIPTION WITHOUT A LOGIN
- Fill out a repeat prescription slip and bring it into the surgery during opening hours
These services are not available for ‘acute’ medication (given to you for acute problems) or items which the clinician has given you to try. Examples of acute medication are antibiotics for a urine infection or cream for a rash.
Repeat items are given for a specific amount of time before you need a review, usually 6, 9 or 12 months. You will find the date that the review is due after each medication on your repeat slip Please be aware of your review date and book any necessary blood tests in plenty of time before your review appointment.
Thyroid problems are usually reviewed from a blood test result once a year.
Electronic Prescribing (EPS)
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from 10/3/2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.
You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website
Some medication reviews are undertaken by a Specialist Nurse and therefore there is no need to see a GP to update your medication, these include:
- Family Planning
We have introduced an online system for appointments and prescriptions. To register, you need to attend the surgery with photo ID and you will be given a unique username and password. Each patient will need their own login. If you have already registered for this system you can access it via the link below. Please attend the surgery to register for the new system.
The SystmOnline app can be downloaded for free now. It can be found by searching ‘SystmOnline’ within the app store on any iOS enabled device or play store on any android enabled device.
You may have received a leaflet in the post inviting you to get your repeat prescriptions from a company called Pharmacy2U.
• Pharmacy2U is not your local community pharmacy and has nothing to do with The Quarter Jack Surgery or any of the local pharmacies.
• Pharmacy2U is a distance selling (internet only) pharmacy based on an industrial estate.
• As a patient, you cannot have any face-to-face contact with Pharmacy2U. Distance selling pharmacies like this are only allowed to deal with patients by post, telephone or internet, not in person.
• Prescriptions from Pharmacy2U are delivered by Royal Mail, unlike your medications handed to you in your pharmacy by a member of their team, or personally delivered to you by their own driver.
We believe that an internet business like Pharmacy2U is no substitute for your local pharmacy.
Please support your local pharmacy to continue caring for you and your family by ignoring any correspondence from Pharmacy2U and obtaining your prescriptions at your local NHS community pharmacy.
Thank you for your support