St George Health Centre

St George Health Centre, Bellevue Road, St George, Bristol BS5 7PH

Tel. 0117 9612161   Fax 0117 9618761

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Please note: GPs in this practice do not prescribe:
- antibiotics for infections which usually get better on their own such as colds and flu
- medicines and products which can easily be bought without prescription (click here for details)

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

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St George Health Centre and local pharmacies are now operating an electronic system for sending and receiving prescriptions.  

For further information about the EPS initiative click here (pdf leaflet).

To take advantage of this new service to collect medication directly from a convenient pharmacy, without first having to collect the prescription from the practice, you must nominate a pharmacy You can ask the pharmacy to record your nomination when you next collect medication, or tell us.  You can only nominate one pharmacy though this can be changed at any time. 

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on repeat medication you can order your prescription in the following ways:
EMIS Patient Access - click here for website1. Online
You must have registered for EMIS Patient Access by attending the surgery in person and obtaining a sign-up letter - for more information click here
2. Bring the prescription slip to Reception  
3. Send the slip to the surgery by post  

Collecting Prescriptions

If you have signed up for electronic prescribing by nominating a pharmacy your prescription will normally be sent electronically to that pharmacy.  There will be no need for you to collect a script from the practice - go straight to your nominated pharmacy to collect your medication.  HOWEVER, a few medications, such as controlled drugs, cannot be sent electronically.  If you are asking for a number of medicines and one or more cannot be sent electronically, you or your pharmacy will still need to collect a paper script from us for all items.

All repeat prescriptions are reviewed regularly by the doctor.  You may be asked to see your doctor or have tests done before your prescription can be issued. 

Please allow at least two working days for your prescription request to be processed.

Requests should be actioned by the practice within two working days (for both paper and electronic prescriptions) however if you are collecting medication from a pharmacy or having it delivered, please check with your pharmacy as to the additional processing time this will take.  If you make a request online please check back to ensure this has been accepted before attending the practice or your nominated pharmacy: this shows that the request has not been rejected by the practice but does not necessarily mean that the medication will be ready for collection at your pharmacy.

The practice is always closed on Bank Holidays. Please ensure prescription requests are made well in advance at these times, particularly over the Christmas/New Year period, to ensure you do not run out of medication.

Prescriptions will normally be available for collection as follows:

Requested by 6pm on: Available to collect from 6pm on:
Monday Wednesday
Tuesday Thursday
Wednesday Friday
Thursday Monday
Friday Tuesday

Arrangements can be made with a pharmacy for collection and delivery of prescriptions.  Some of our local pharmacies which provide this service are:

Co-op Pharmacy, St George Tel. (0117) 967 3416
Lloyds Pharmacy, Redfield Tel. (0117) 954 2228
Billing Pharmacy, Kingswood Tel. (0117) 967 0061
Co-op Pharmacy, Lodge Causeway Tel. (0117) 965 8446
Lloyds Pharmacy, Clouds Hill Tel. (0117) 955 8544