Glastonbury Health Centre

Repeat prescriptions

To request a repeat prescription

Your prescription will be ready for collection 3 days* after your order has been received. Only order a repeat prescription if you have less than 7 days of medication remaining.

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, paper prescriptions will no longer be available to collect from the Health Centre. If you are unable to get to your nominated pharmacy, we can text you a token you can take to any pharmacy to collect your prescription.

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Electronic prescriptions service (EPS)

If you get regular prescriptions or are already using a prescription collection service (where a pharmacy collects prescriptions from your GP practice for you) then choosing a pharmacy to dispense all your prescriptions may save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP.

You will still order your repeat prescriptions in the same way as you do now, but your prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.

You will not have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice.

Go to the NHS website for further information

Medication reviews

We have a duty to review your health and medicines regularly. We will let you know if you need to make an appointment for a medication review with either our practice nurses or your doctor.

If you need urgent advice about your medication outside our surgery hours, please call NHS 111.

NHS prescription charges and exemptions

Go to the NHS website for the latest prescription charges and exemption criteria.

Drug Wastage

GP practices have an annual prescribing budget and are monitored to ensure we do not overspend

We are asking our patients to help us by reminding you all of the following:

  1. Do not request medication you no longer use. If you have stopped taking your medication let us know.
  2. Do not hoard medication at home.
  3. Sort out your medicines and order what you require on a monthly basis.
  4. Do not use another person’s medication.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 6th February, 2024