What is a repeat prescription?

When the doctor puts you on a medication that you need to take for a prolonged period you will be given your medication, together with a repeat slip enabling you to re-order your medication without seeing the doctor. The doctor will decide how many repeats of your medication he would like you to have before reviewing you again in clinic.

We need to receive your request three full working days prior to you requiring your medication. The reason for this is that our dispensary process in excess of 200 repeat prescriptions each day in addition to the prescriptions from surgeries.  Added to this we may not stock your medication and will need to obtain it from our supplier or something may have to be checked with the doctor.

Please note that Saturday is not classified as a normal working day.  We are open in the morning but we do not have a doctor on site to authorise prescriptions.

Repeat slips received on: Prescriptions will be ready on:
Saturday/Sunday/Monday Thursday afternoon
Tuesday Friday afternoon
Wednesday Monday afternoon
Thursday Tuesday afternoon
Friday Wednesday afternoon

Medication can be ordered in the following ways:

  • Our online services
  • By dropping your slip into the practice
  • Post your slip to the practice—please allow extra time for posting
  • Fax your request to 01234 720603

Please remember to tick the items you require.

It is practice policy not to accept requests for repeat medication over the telephone. There are good reasons for not doing this, the number one priority being patient safety.

Please allow three working days for your order to be processed.

Private prescriptions from private consultants

Patients requesting conversion to an NHS Prescription will need to leave the prescription with our dispensary team in order for the Doctor to assess if this is possible. If the item/s is not on the Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group Formulary this may not be possible to convert. Please note it can take up to 24 hours for a decision to be made.