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93 Watford Road, St Albans

Herts, AL2 3JX

Prescriptions

Repeat Prescription

Patients are now able to order repeat prescriptions:

  • Through Written Request: Send your repeat prescription form or written request by post or fax. You can also deliver it yourself when you are near the surgery.
  • Online Services: It is also possible to request repeat prescriptions online. Please ask at the surgery for details on how to register for online booking. If you have already registered for this service please click on the following link: Patient Access
  • Through the pharmacy: The pharmacy holds onto the right hand side of the prescription and requests your repeat medication on your behalf. Remember to tell the pharmacy, every cycle, what you do and don’t need them to order by handing in the ticked list found on the right hand side of your previous repeat prescription to the pharmacy or at the practice
  • Repeat dispensing through the pharmacy: If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service.
    This means you won’t have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine. 

You cannot order a repeat prescription over the telephone.

Allow five working days for the prescription to be completed. If you would like it returned by post please enclose a stamped SAE.
Patients may arrange with their doctor to receive medication by a repeat prescription without seeing them. Medication can only be given in this way if it has been prescribed and agreed by the doctor beforehand.

If you have not had the prescription for a long time

Please make an appointment rather than requesting the medication.

If you request any item that is not on your repeat slip please allow five working days for the request to be completed.

Please note that this is at the Doctor's discretion and you may be asked to make an appointment before the medication can be issued. It may help if you write a brief note to the doctor explaining why you need the medication.