Ordering a repeat prescription

 

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Repeat Prescriptions

If you take certain medication on a regular basis, your doctor may authorise you to obtain repeat prescriptions from the surgery. Prescriptions are issued on the practice computer - this allows both us and you to have a record of all prescription items. Your prescriptions come with a tear-off section, which becomes the 'prescription request form'. This lists the names and doses of your medicines. Tick those medicines which you require and hand in or post the request to us. 

Please register to be able to request your repeat medication on line, ask at reception or at the dispensary at Speldhurst.  Access to the dispensary via email will be withdrawn.  Online registration will also allow you to see other aspects of your medical history such as immunisations and allergies.

Please give three (3) working days notice to allow requests to be processed and monitored. eg if you put in the request on a Monday the medication should be available on Thursday.

The majority of prescriptions can be sent to a chemist that you use regularly, so that you do not need to come to the surgery to collect it, please let us know if you would like us to arrange this. If you post the prescription request form with a stamped, self-addressed envelope, the prescription will be posted back to you. Repeat prescriptions will generally be provided for one month at a time and issued for between three and six months before you are asked to see your doctor to re-authorise further supplies. Please make an appointment in good time so that you can be reviewed by your usual doctor. 

Some of the local pharmacists are also able to offer a service whereby they manage the repeat medication of patients whose medical condition is stable. Discuss with your doctor the possibility of being included in this scheme. It would entail your seeing a doctor or nurse for six monthly check-ups/tests.

In order to avoid potentially dangerous errors we regret that we cannot take repeat prescriptions over the telephone. Written requests are accepted by dropping them into the surgery.

If you have a query regarding medication please only call the surgery between the hours of 8.30 & 11.30

Dispensary 

The Old Bakery, Penshurst road, Speldhurst, TN3 0PE

01892 863 040 9:30am to 1pm then 3pm to 6pm

Email: speldhurst.dispensary@nhs.net

We are back open to the public - 8:30am to 1pm then 2:30pm to 6pm

The dispensary is back open after a long wait and happy to be seeing patients again in a safe and secure environment.

Upon arrival ring the doorbell at the front entrance to the building. Wait for the green light to show before entering the building. Please be patient as they are only allowing 1 patient at the top of the stairs at a time. 
The dispensary is located on the first floor.

Please exit the building through the back door via the reception.

If you have trouble walking up stairs please let the reception team know.

How to become a Dispensary patient 

Speldhurst dispense medications to any registered patient that live more than a mile from the nearest chemist.

Prescription Requests

When requesting a prescription please allow 72 hours 

Prescription requests can be made in person at the surgery or through the patient access app. 

 

Quick & easy way to request repeat prescriptions!

1.  Arrange to have your prescriptions sent electronically to a chemist of your choice, it is quick to arrange, just speak to a member of the reception team

2.  Allow at least three working days for your prescription to be processed

3. If you are going away make sure that you check you have enough medication in advance of your trip

4. Register for online access to be able to request repeat medication

5. Remember that we need the request in writing and we will not take requests over the phone

6. If we are able to dispense to you from our Speldhurst surgery, make sure you use the service