Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
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 48 hours to process so please be patient and remember to order your prescription online or hand in your request at least three 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.
Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)
EPS is the new way to get your medicines and appliances. It is an NHS service that gives you the chance to change how your prescription is sent. With EPS, your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
What does this mean for you?
- If you collect your repeat prescriptions form your GP, you will not have to visit your GP to pick up your prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose. You will have more choice where to get your medicines from, because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop. You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy, as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.
Is this service right for you?
Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:
- - Dont want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat prescription
- - Collect your medicines form the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service
It may not be right for you if you:
- - Don't get prescriptions very often
- - Pick up your medicines from different places
How can you use EPS?
You will need to choose a placed for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:
- - A pharmacy
- - A dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one)
- - Your dispensing GP Practice (if you are eligible)
Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice, to add your nomination for you. You don't need a computer to do this.
Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?
Yes you can. Tell you GP if you don't want your prescription to be sent electronically. To change or cancel your nomination, speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP Practice. Make sure you tell them before your next prescription is due, or it may be sent to the wrong place.
Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?
Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies, NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.
For more information visit www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP Practice.
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.