Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)
If you get regular prescriptions, the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) may be able to save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to the Practice.
EPS makes it possible for your prescriptions to be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. This means you'll no longer have to collect a paper repeat prescription from the Practice – instead, you can go straight to the nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines.
Because your pharmacist has already received your electronic prescription, they may be able to prepare your items in advance, so you may be able pick it up with no extra wait.
In the future, EPS will replace paper prescriptions in primary care in England. Please speak to a receptionist or member of the prescribing team, if you wish to start using EPS now.
Electronic or paper prescriptions can be redeemed at any UK pharmacy. The local pharmacists are listed below:
Steyning Health Centre
Tel: 01903 815615
Fax: 01903 813326
Pharmacy & Stores
Tel: 01903 813218
Tel: 01903 892397
Repeat prescriptions can take up to 5 days to process so please be patient and remember to order your prescription online or hand in your request at least four days before you need your medication renewed. Please order your repeat prescription by post, fax, in person, or via our online services.
Please be advised that we do not usually accept repeat prescription requests by telephone unless you are housebound or for another specific reason agreed by the practice.
Order Repeat Prescriptions Online
Did you know you can request your repeat prescription online? The easiest, safest and quickest way to order your repeat prescription is online. There is no need to make a phone call or visit us; instead computer, smartphone or tablet users can request repeat prescriptions anywhere – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also check what medication you should be taking and when. The registration is simple - Download our internet access application form or ask a member of staff at reception.
Click here to log on if you are registered to use online services
We have an arrangement with the local chemists whereby they collect prescriptions at intervals throughout the day, thus saving you a second trip to the Health Centre for the prescription.
PREGABALIN & GABAPENTIN
From 1st April 2019 Pregabalin and Gabapentin will be reclassified as ‘controlled drugs’. Please ensure that you request any prescriptions in plenty of time, to help us to manage the transition process. If you would like to discuss any issues regarding your medicines, please contact the Practice to have a ‘shared decision-making’ conversation with your GP.
Details of the current prescription charges may be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/nhsengland/Healthcosts/pages/Prescriptioncosts.aspx. If you are on multiple repeat medications, you may find it more cost effective to purchase a pre-payment certificate to reduce your prescription charges. Details of these may be obtained from the Prescriptions Authority at: http://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/healthcosts.
If you are under 18 years of age, unemployed or on invalidity benefit then you will not have to pay for your prescription. Ensure that you fill out the reverse of the prescription form correctly and sign it, and have some proof that you are exempt from prescription charges with you when you collect your medication from the pharmacy.