You can download the NHS App for free and register for online prescription requests. This method allows you to send your ID directly to NHS England who will verify your identity and set your account up quickly and easily. Visit NHS App for more information.
PATIENTS WHO CURRENTLY HAVE 'PATIENT ACCESS' CAN CONTINUE TO USE IT AS NORMAL.
**Patient Access; this provides you with access to your repeat prescriptions directly through to the Surgery. You can order your repeat prescriptions and book appointments online* (*currently suspended). Please see the 'Appointments' section for further information on how to sign up for Patient Access or download the form and bring it with photo ID (current passport or driving license) to the Surgery:
Online Services form
**please note that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are encouraging new online users to download and use the NHS App instead of Patient Access, as all ID checks are done electronically and there is no need to visit the Surgery to set it up.
- Please leave 72 hours before collecting and note that prescriptions are not processed over the weekend. Prescriptions will normally be ready for collection after 14:00 72 hours after they have been requested, but urgent requests will be dealt with as soon as possible. Repeat prescriptions will not be accepted by telephone as this can lead to mistakes. If you wish your medicine to be delivered, please ask your pharmacy.
- Medication Reviews
- Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner 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.
- For the purposes of both clinical safety and monitoring, we will not issue more than 1 month’s supply of drugs on 1 prescription (there are some exceptions, but these are in line with national guidelines).
- You will receive a tear-off slip with each prescription which lists all the items you have been prescribed for repeated use. You should return this to the surgery indicating which items you require. You may also ask your pharmacy to request your repeat medication for you on a regular basis. Please ask at your local pharmacy for further information.
DVLA, Drugs and driving: the law
It’s illegal in England and Wales to drive with legal drugs in your body if it impairs your driving.
If you’ve been prescribed any of the following drugs:
amphetamine, eg dexamphetamine or selegiline
morphine or opiate and opioid-based drugs, eg codeine, tramadol or fentanyl
you will have to PROVE you were not impaired to drive if you are involved in an accident or stopped by the police.
Penalties for drug driving
If you’re convicted of drug driving you’ll get:
a minimum 1 year driving ban
an unlimited fine
up to 6 months in prison
a criminal record
Penalties for drug driving