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Order repeat prescriptions online

Save yourself a trip to the surgery and order your repeat medication online from this website. Contact reception for a username and password. They will need to see photographic identification in order to issue log in details, as it will allow access to your confidential medical information.

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication and your Doctor feels that your medicines can be repeated without seeing you each time, you will be given a computer repeat prescription slip.

For security reasons we do not take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone

To obtain further supplies of your medication please tick the item/s you require on the repeat prescription slip and take or post it to the surgery, allowing at least two working days for processing. Your prescription will then be ready for collection from the surgery.

Alternatively, for your convenience repeat prescriptions can be delivered direct to some chemists for dispensing. Should you require this service please contact reception for further details.

After a given number of repeats, you may be asked to see your doctor for a review.

If you lose the repeat slip, please write the name and dose of the drug on a piece of paper with your name and address

Generic Policy

Every drug has 2 names. It can be very confusing. For example NUROFEN is a trade name or marketing name, the generic or chemical name is IBUPROFEN. Similarly PANADOL and PARACETAMOL.

It is Government policy to increase the rate of generic prescribing. The Practice has taken the decision to prescribe generically, where possible. Our generic prescribing rate is over 75%, one of the highest for any practice. It does mean some of the drug names are almost unpronounceable - it's as difficult for doctors and pharmacist as it is for patients!

Equivalence - quantity of drugs allowed on each prescription

There is a Government directive recommending that on any prescription the maximum quantity of drugs prescribed should be those needed for 28 days. If further supplies are needed then they should be repeated every 28 days. The Government say this would prevent wastage and save over 10% of the national drug bill. In some cases however we do prescribe for a longer period i.e. 3 months to benefit the patient. This is the decision of your doctor.

The Raleigh Surgery
33 Pines Road

Telephone: 01395 222499

Surgery opening hours
Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6.00pm