Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctors' discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment. Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by:

  1. sending your request on the computer counterfoil with a self-addressed envelope
  2. calling into the surgery and leaving your request in the box provided
  3. telephoning between 9.00am and 2.00pm on 344219 Option 2

Please allow 48 hours (two working days) for prescriptions to be processed and signed before collecting. It helps if you order your prescription seven days before you run out of medication. We advise that you have your repeat medication reviewed once a year by your doctor. Please do not ask the doctor for a repeat prescription for other members of the family or friends when you are in with the doctor.

RE: Important changes to ordering of repeat prescriptions

From 7th October you will no longer be able to order your repeat prescriptions through your chosen pharmacy. You will now be required to order your prescriptions directly from your GP practice. If you already order in this way, you will not be affected by the change.

There will be no change to the way you collect your prescriptions. If your pharmacist currently collects your prescription and/or delivers it directly, they will continue to do this. To clarify how you notify the pharmacy that there is a prescription to collect, please contact your pharmacy to discuss their processes.

It is important that NHS money is used as efficiently as possible. Over-ordering, stockpiling and unused medicines cost the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds every year. Taking control and responsibility for your own medication has proven to be safer and reduce waste, allowing money to be used to fund other services to improve the health of people in Blackpool.

NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is the organisation that buys and organises local NHS services, is working with us on implementing this new process, which is in line with changes across the rest of Lancashire and the wider UK.

Your prescription will need to be ordered using one of the following options:

  1. Ordering online or via a mobile app – it is easier than you think and your GP practice will help you to set this up, meaning you can order 24/7.

  2. Drop off or post to the tick box slip – this is the right-hand side of your prescription, selecting only the items you need. If you don’t have your slip please put your request in writing listing the medications you require.

  3. Telephone – Between the hours 9am – 2pm on 01253 344219 Option 2

Remember to allow enough time when ordering your repeat prescription for those items that you need. You should order when you have seven days of medicines left.

If you feel you might need support ordering your repeat prescription or you are a Carer for someone who might need help, please contact your practice.

If you have any queries regarding this change please contact the Medicines Optimisation team at NHS Blackpool CCG on 01253 955480.

Online Prescription

You can now order your repeat prescriptions online.

To use EMIS Patient Access or the myGP app you will need a Practice ID number and Access ID number which can be obtained from the practice, and, in conjunction with a password, will be unique to you. Click on the image below to log in.

MyGP. Book appointment set reminders and record data

Sign in to patient access

Pharmacy Direct

Pharmacy Direct is a new service offering advice and treatment of some minor ailments at your local pharmacy and without the need for a prescription. You must be entitled to free prescriptions to receive medication free of charge under this scheme.

You can visit your local pharmacy for advice and treatment about colds and flu, cold sores, constipation, cystitis, dental pain, diarrhoea, heartburn, oral thrush, vaginal thrush.

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