We now provide an Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means you can arrange for your repeat medications to be sent to any pharmacy of your choosing, this could be a local service near your home, or a pharmacy near your place of work, etc. Please speak to them directly and they will arrange it for you.
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways, in each case please ensure you print your First & Last Name and Date of Birth:
- In person - you can drop your tear-off repeat slip off at reception, or complete a request form, or a hand written note with the required items clearly marked.
- By post - send us your slip or a letter enclosing a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
- By Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Online - please register for 'Patient Access' which gives you access to appointment booking and cancellation, requesting repeat medication, viewing allergies, medications, immunisations, test results and consultations.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Please allow five full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Doctors have been asked not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments like paracetamol or ibuprofen *
Doctors have been asked not prescribe a list of medicines for minor ailments. These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket.
This includes patients who get FREE prescriptions.
The minor ailments are:
New sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Coughs, colds and congestion, Cradle cap, Dandruff, Diarrhoea (adults), Dry eyes/sore tire eyes, Earwax, Unusual sweating, Piles, Headlice, Indigestion and heartburn, Child colic, Occasional cold sores, Occasional constipation, Occasional migraine, Insect bites and stings, Mild acne, Minor burns and scalds, Mild cystitis, Mild dry skin, Mild irritant dermatitis, Mild to moderate hay fever, Minor pain, discomfort and fever (eg aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Thrush in the mouth, Prevention of tooth decay, Ringworm/athletes foot, Sunburn, Sun protection, Teething/mild toothache, Threadworms, Travel sickness, Warts and verrucae
Community pharmacists are trained to offer help and advise on minor ailments. They will help you if you visit your local pharmacy.
Further information about this is available at: www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc
A patient information leaflet is available at: www.england.nhs.uk/publication/prescribing-of-over-medicines-is-changing