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Repeat Prescriptions

Updated on 21st November 2012 at 4:55 pm


Repeat prescriptions are prescribed regular medicines that you may obtain a prescription for without seeing your GP.

Patients are asked to allow 48 hours (excluding weekends) from when they request a repeat until they collect it at Boots Pharmacy in Rothbury or from David Carr’s shop at Longframlington. Home delivery, arranged via the Rothbury Pharmacy, is available twice weekly.

It is important that you allow 48 hours for the prescription to be processed as it gives time for  the prescription to be safely:-

  • Issued
  • Checked and signed by GP
  • Delivered to pharmacy
  • Pharmacist to order drugs
  • Dispensed by pharmacist

Repeat prescriptions need to be reviewed usually every 12 months but sometimes sooner if you are on certain medications. The pharmacist will enclose a printout of your medication (this printout is generated from the surgery) At the bottom of the printout you will see a review date, when this is due you will need to make an appointment to see your GP so he/she can discuss your medication and update the review. When the review is overdue you will notice a message on the bottom of the printout reminding you to make an appointment to see your GP. It is important that you have a regular review of your medication as this allows your GP to make sure it is still appropriate and relevant and allows you to discuss any concerns or queries you may have.

If you would like your medication sent to Longframlington you must tell the receptionist when you ask for  the repeat prescription. The pharmacist and shopkeeper at Longframlington kindly do this out of generosity not as a Service.

A home delivery service, arranged via Rothbury Pharmacy, is available twice weekly.

You can request your prescription online here . You will need to be registered for our online services and have a new log-in details. Please contact the surgery.

If you have any questions you would like answered about repeat prescriptions, please ask to speak to:

Wendy Appleby Practice Medicines Manager

The Rothbury Practice Tel: 01669 620339