There are two different types of prescriptions which the doctor may choose to use.
Current or acute prescriptions
Used by a doctor for certain types of medications that are not for regular use. A doctor may choose to put a new medication onto your records as current if they need to see how suitable the medication is for you.
Current prescriptions will not show on your repeat medication form and cannot be ordered online or over the telephone without the receptionist checking with your doctor to ensure another issue can be made.
If you need to reorder a current or new medication please allow an extra amount of time for the medication to be ready for collection.
Medications that you often take regularly. They can be ordered either
- Online (you will need to be registered for online services)
- By ticking the boxes on your repeat medication slip and placing it in the box in the front foyer of the surgery.
You need to allow at least 48 hours for all repeat medications to be ready for collection.