Please allow two working days for the prescription request to be processed, giving sufficient notice before the medication runs out.
Grove Surgery will issue your medication every 28 days. This is in line with national and local guidance due to safety and wastage.
Ways of Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
- Handing in or posting to the surgery your repeat medication list.
- We can only accept telephone requests from elderly or housebound patients.
Please ensure your requirements are clearly indicated, along with your nominated pharmacy.
Prescriptions requested more than one week early will not be dispensed early unless the dates involve pharmacy closures such as bank holidays or personal holidays. Please put a note on the request if that is the case.
Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.
We encourage all patients to Register for the Electronic Prescription Service.
In the interests of safe patient care, the patient must have an annual consultation with the doctor for a medication review, to assess the needs, and to check the effect of, the prescribed medication. Should this review not take place, a repeat of the medication cannot be guaranteed.
The computerised printout of the medication list clearly states when the review is due. Please ensure an appointment is made for this in time to ensure that you do not run out of your medication.
If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due, please use our online Medication Review form.
We would like to inform patients who are going into hospital that they need to take with them an up to date list of all their medication. Please ask at reception and they will be happy to provide this for you.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.