Repeat Prescriptions

How Do I Obtain A Repeat Prescription?

Please request your repeat prescription by completing the order form on the right-hand side of your prescription, or write a note giving a list of your requirements, including your name, date of birth and your address. This is a safer method of ordering repeat medications. We do not accept requests by telephone. You may send your written requests by post, by fax (01384 240088) or place them in the box in the porch at Oakham Surgery.  You must enclose a stamped, addressed envelope if you wish to have your prescription posted back to you, otherwise you can collect it from the surgery.

Do you use Tividale Pharmacy?

For your convenience, you can order your repeat prescription by calling the Pharmacy on 01384 256 500. You can also hand in your request to the Pharmacy or put it inside their box outside the door. Your order will be ready for collection from the Pharmacy 48 hours later.

Requesting Online

If registered, you can order repeat prescriptions online (please ask at reception if you would like to register)

To order your Repeat Prescriptions online click here

PLEASE ALLOW 48 HOURS FOR YOUR PRESCRIPTION TO BE PREPARED BEFORE COLLECTION.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

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. 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 prescription, collect your medicines from the same place most of the time or use a prescription collection service now.

It may not be if you don’t get prescriptions very often or 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 or a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).

EPS Nomination Form

Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS 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 http://www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients, your pharmacy or GP practice.