Repeat prescriptions should be requested using the tear off slip attached to your prescription. You should place a tick by the items you need, and placing the form in the box at reception, or by posting it to the surgery. You can now also request your repeat prescription by using our Vision Online Service. Click the links below for details. We do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
We require 48 hours to process your request. This is to allow time for prescriptions to be reviewed, issued, checked and signed. If you wish your prescription to be posted to you then please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. If your pharmacy operates a prescription collection service, then you may arrange for them to drop off and / or collect your prescription. Please note that it is the pharmacist's responsibility to pick up the prescription, and not the practice's responsibility to send the prescription to the pharmacy. If you use this service, then you will need to allow more time for the pharmacist to deliver the prescription to the surgery, pick it up when we have dealt with your prescription, and dispense your medication. Please ask the pharmacist about this service.
From time to time the doctor will need to review your medication. This will initally be in your absence. The doctor will then decide whether you need to carry out a particular action before you can continue with this medication. This action may be in the form of seeing a doctor for a review; to see the nurse for a blood pressure check, asthma review; to have a blood test etc. You will normally be issued a month's prescription to give you time to carry out this action.
Billinge Medical Practice
58 Church Street