Please note: GPs in this practice do not prescribe:
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
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:
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:
Arrangements can be made with a pharmacy for collection and delivery of prescriptions. Some of our local pharmacies which provide this service are: