We operate a computerised repeat prescription system for patients taking regular medication authorised by the doctors. You may obtain a repeat prescription by:
- Calling in person at the surgery
- By writing to us
- Order online with Patient Access via the link at the top of this page. Please call into the surgery or telephone one of our reception staff if you are interested in registering for this service.
- You can email your prescription request to us at hmrccg.littleboroughGP@nhs.net with your name, date of birth and the items required. We do not accept urgent prescription requests.
We need at least 72 hours’ notice for this service.
Unfortunately we do not allow community pharmacy ordering to reduce medication wastage. The only exception is those patients on a dosette box
Medication and Prescriptions
Our system for prescribing medication may be different to your previous doctor, but is designed with your safety in mind.
If you need a prescription for a new condition, or one you have not had for some time, it can only be issued by a doctor and an appointment will be needed. Please note we do not issue antibiotics for colds or most coughs/sore throats. If your condition needs the medication to be repeated on a regular basis the doctor will arrange this to happen. To request medication please present the right hand side of your last prescription ticking the box alongside the item(s) you require.
We need three working days’ notice to process a repeat prescription. If you have arranged for your medication to be collected by a pharmacist then please allow three working days. Please note that the arrangement between you and the pharmacist is not the surgery's responsibility.
We only take prescription requests over the telephone for those patients who are housebound and this has been arranged by the surgery.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.