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greenpillsRepeat Prescriptions

For prescriptions requested and collected from Bridge Medical Centre please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. If you order your prescriptions via your pharmacy please allow 72 hours before collection.  Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Requests can be made using the repeat slip attached to your prescription or by using the repeat request forms available at reception.

You  can also follow the link on this page to the on-line form and completing the simple, one-off registration, will allow you to request your repeat medications on-line.

We are not a dispensing practice and we do not accept requests by telephone.

Repeat prescriptions can be arranged using one of our local chemists.

Repeat medication requires regular monitoring and our Doctors provide medication reviews by booked consultations only. Medication reviews are generally booked on Tuesdays Wednesdays and Thursdays and can be either a telephone or face to face consultation. Please book your medication review about 1 to 2 weeks before you are due to run out of medication.





A new way to get your

medicines and appliances


The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.


What does this mean for you?


If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.


You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.


You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

Is this service right for you?


Yes, if you have a stable condition and you:

  •  don’t want to go to your GP practice every time to collect your repeat
  • collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service


It may not be if you:


  • don’t get prescriptions very often 
  • pick up your medicines from different places.


How can you use EPS?


You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:


  • a pharmacy
  • a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).
  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).

Ask any pharmacy or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.


Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?


Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?


Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.


Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.


For more information visit, your pharmacy or GP practice.        (Dec 2

Find out more about prescribing

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