Patients may arrange with their doctor to receive their regular medication by repeat prescriptions. If you are receiving medication for a medical condition that is stable, your doctor may allow medication to be obtained for a period without seeing them.
Nearly all repeat medication will need reviewing at some stage and you should discuss this with your doctor when you are seen for the condition that requires treatment.
A review of your repeat medication will also be indicated by a message on the computerised Repeat Prescription slip attached to each prescription. This otherwise indicates the number of further issues of repeat medication you may have before seeing your doctor again.
Medication can only be given in this way if it has been prescribed and agreed by your GP beforehand. Medication started by a hospital specialist will normally require you to see your doctor first since some medicines may not need repeating, require changes or monitoring.
Patients are also reminded that requests for contraception and HRT are NOT accepted over the web as regular blood pressure checks are needed.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered from the surgery by one of following methods:
Collection of Repeat Prescriptions
Your Repeat Prescription request will be ready for collection in two working days - either from the surgery or from the chemist nominated by you.
If the prescription is be collected from reception by someone acting on your behalf you should ensure that reception is notified beforehand or a letter of consent accompanies that person to maintain confidentiality. The practice will not allow a person who is not known to them or related to the person requiring the prescription to collect it without such consent.
Failure to collect your medication within a month of requesting it will automatically lead to its destruction by the practice.
Local Chemists have a late night opening rota with at least one Chemist staying open until 7.00pm each weeknight and at weekends a duty Chemist will open on a Sunday between 12 noon and 1.00pm.
The duty chemist is advertised in the local paper, in the surgery and on the door of each Chemist in Harpenden.
|Boots Chemist||01582 713339|
|Manor Pharmacy||01582 760624|
|Southdown Pharmacy||01582 712783|
|Springfield Pharmacy||01582 712104|
|Topkins Chemist||01582 712708|