Ordering your Repeat Prescription from Wansford Surgery
Repeat Prescriptions are regular medicines that you can order without having to see your doctor each time. Your repeat slip will show all the repeatable medication you are able to order.
When it is time to reorder your medication you can
- Order your repeat online
This is the simplest way to order your repeat’s if you do not have a login one can be requested by calling reception. Your prescription will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. See prescriptions on the Wansford Surgery website for further information.
- Telephone the Repeats Line
Telephone 01780 783994 to request your medication. The opening times for the repeats line are 9am to 11am Monday to Friday.
Prescriptions will be ready to collect THREE working days after requesting and it will be sent electronically to your usual pharmacy for dispensing
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3. Repeats for delivery
Please order repeat medication for Delivery at least a week before they are due to allow the surgery and pharmacy time to process your reorder.
Prescription Collection and Delivery
Wansford Pharmacy is committed to your health!
We can collect your NHS or private prescriptions from your GP, then prepare and dispense your medication safely, efficiently and confidentially.
If you would like to take advantage of this service, contact us now for an application form.
For registered patients, our pharmacists can always help you with any enquiries regarding your medication.
When will my Prescription be Delivered?
Your prescription will usually be delivered in 2 to 4 working days, depending on the service times from your surgery.
All prescriptions are delivered FREE to your home.
Electronic Prescriptions Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. EPS enables repeat prescriptions to be sent to pharmacies via a secure internet link, this allows you to request your repeat prescriptions to be sent (within 30 minutes) to a pharmacy of your choice, regardless of where you are in England, to be collected by you or a relative at a more convenient location rather than having to travel to the surgery.
Good Medication Management is Important
Please preempt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.
If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.
It is good practice that repeat medication is regularly reviewed so that you get optimum care. Please make note of the review date and make an appointment to see the doctor.
If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ensure you have enough medication to cover your holiday. Some countries also need a doctor’s letter to explain the medication. Check with your travel agent.
If you have elderly relatives, ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.
Please do not order a repeat prescription more than 7 days before it is due as the prescription cannot be processed.
Each drug has two names, the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.
Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions
The NHS prescription charge is a flat rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can’t afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need a lot of medication.