When you are requesting your medication, if there are any special circumstances such as it is a new medication from the hospital or if you are requesting early then please leave information with the request so that the surgery can process it without delay.
If you are registered for online access then you can request for your medications online.
If you are not registered for online access then please use our request form to request your medications. Please visit our Register for Online Services page to register for online services.
If you haven’t already, please consider registering for Electronic Prescribing as it will enable your prescribing to be sent electronically, directly to your pharmacy of choice. This saves paper and also makes the process more efficient.
If you are on regular medication a repeat prescription may be authorised by your doctor.
To see nearby pharmacies head over to the Prescriptions and medicines centre.
How to order a repeat prescription:
- Use the repeat prescription slip available at reception. You can hand this slip back to reception or post it back to the surgery.
- You can ask your pharmacy to process your request to the Practice.
- Please note that we do not take orders via telephone and you must allow 48 hours (two working days) notice in all cases.
Please be aware that your GP may not agree to prescribe the medicine in the following circumstances:
- The GP has not had adequate communication from the private doctor to explain the reasons why you need the medicine.
- The GP does not believe the medicine is appropriate or necessary for you.
- The medicine is not licensed or is being used outside of its licensed use in the UK.
- The GP does not feel they have the specialist expertise to monitor the medicine and to ensure it is safe and working for you.
- The use of the medicine is not in line with national or local prescribing guidelines.
- Your GP believes that a different medicine which is very similar and commonly prescribed on the NHS will be just as effective or appropriate for you to take instead.
- You are seen by a private doctor/specialist without referral from your NHS GP.
- Your GP will be able to prescribe the medicine for you, if the private doctor informs the GP why you need the medicine, and provided that none of the above applies.
Rushey Green Group Practice is attached to the Rushey Green Pharmacy.
|Monday||08:30 – 21:00|
|Tuesday||08:30 – 21:00|
|Wednesday||08:30 – 21:00|
|Thursday||08:30 – 21:00|
|Friday||08:30 – 21:00|
|Saturday||09:00 – 11:00, 18:30 – 21:30|
|Sunday||17:30 – 20:30|
View the cost of prescriptions via the website NHS UK: How much is the NHS prescription charge?
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting the website NHS UK: Am I entitled to free prescriptions?
Guidance – Over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
Please view the NHS England website for guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.