Prescriptions

How do I order my Repeat Prescription?

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • Online
  • By telephone
  • In person – use the white side portion of your last prescription, carefully mark the items required and drop it in to the surgery
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you

Please allow 2 full working days for your prescription to be processed.

You may collect your medication and repeat prescription form directly from the chemist in Toddington. However, the chemist requests that you allow another 24 hours for your medicines to be ready for collection.

If you prefer, your prescription can be collected from the surgery during normal opening hours or returned to you by post if you provide a stamped addressed envelope. Please indicate your preference on the repeat prescription form.

Annual Reviews

Patients on repeat prescriptions will be invited for annual reviews of their medication.

Repeat Dispensing

Repeat dispensing is the process by which patients can obtain supplies of their repeat medicines over a defined period of time from a pharmacy of their choice, without the need to contact their GP practice on each occasion a new supple is needed.

Currently this service is only available from GP practices and community pharmacies that have been trained to provide the service.

Certain medications will be unsuitable for this process such as antidepressants and morphine, where regular review is required.

This practice no longer routinely prescribes medicines which are available to purchase over the counter in pharmacies supermarkets or other shops.

For more information, please view our We Are Self-Care Aware page.

Prescription Fees

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.