Repeat Prescriptions

If your doctor agrees, you may be able to request a repeat prescription without seeing the doctor if you are on regular medication. Please note the methods for obtaining your repeat prescriptions.

Do not leave it until the last tablet before ordering your repeat prescription. If you are going to be away on holiday when your prescription is due for renewal, then please tell the receptionist in plenty of time, so that they can arrange for extra medication to be issued to cover your holiday. In some cases a repeat prescription will not be issued. Please do not blame the reception staff, they are only following the instructions of the doctor. In these circumstances, you will need to see the doctor before you receive your prescription. The doctor needs to consult with you from time to time to review your medication, for your own safety, this at least every 12 months. 

In the interests of safe prescribing all requests for repeat prescriptions are to be made in writing.  This can be by e-mail to our dedicated mail box prescriptions.sjmc@nhs.net, online via a number of apps (though registration is required for this) or by handing in the right-hand side of your prescription to the receptionist (tick the items that you require).  To reduce the risk of cross infection during the Coronavirus pandemic, please use either e-mail or on-line methods.  If this is not possible please contact the surgery for further advice.  We will require 48 hours’ notice in which to deal with your request. If you prefer, you may wish to post your request, but please allow a few days for your letter to reach us. If you leave a stamped addressed envelope, we will be happy to post your prescription to you.  The name of the medications required must be cleary stated.

Repeat Prescriptions can also be ordered by a `collect and dispense` service operated by most pharmacies. Please speak to the pharmacist and inform the reception staff that you consent to this process. 


Announcements

Telephone /Video Triage System
SJMC operates a telephone/video triage system, please see the Apoointments section of the website. 
COVID 19 Privacy Notice
A Covid 19 Privacy notice has been published for the practice.  Please the downloads section. 
Prescribing of Over the Counter Medicines
Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for medication that can be bought over the counter for a range of s ...
read more »