A new way to get your regular repeat prescriptions.
If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) Service.
This means that you won’t have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from the surgery every time you need more medicine. Please click on the link below to find out more.
We run a computerised prescription service. Requests need to be made in writing either on your request form (tick the items you require) or on a piece of paper with your name, address and date of birth and the items you require. You can also use our ONLINE service.
You may obtain your repeat prescription by:
- handing in your prescription repeat slip to the receptionist (during COVID pandemic we ask you post in post box)
- by posting it to the surgery with an SAE
- ONLINE (In order to request repeat medication online you must have previously obtained the necessary access codes. Please ask at reception for details if you would like to use this service)
We do not accept telephone requests for prescriptions.(During COVID pandemic we ARE allowing this as exceptional circumstance)
Once we have received the request it will take two full working days to be processed. We do not work Saturdays, Sundays or bank holidays. Once the prescription has been processed you can collect it from the surgery.
Alternatively, we can send it back to you or a chemist if you include a stamped addressed envelope with your request.
We do not fax prescriptions to chemists unless it is a medical emergency.
Your GP will want to review you regularly while you are on medication. There is a review date on the repeat medication form. If this is overdue we may send you a reminder message to ask you to make an appointment to see your doctor as soon as possible. It may not be possible for us to issue more medication unless you have seen your doctor.
Chemist Collection Services
Various chemists have a prescription collection service from the surgery:
- Asda - Brighton Marina
- Boots - St James' Street
- IV Jones - St James' Street
- Lloyds - Arundel Road
- Lloyds - Whitehawk
- Stephen Bower - St James' Street
- Boots – North Street
- Watts – 110 Dyke Road
- O’Flinns – Islingword Road
- Ashton’s – 98 Dyke Road
- Weston’s – Coombe Terrace
- MOT – Coombe Terrace
- Elm Grove Pharmacy – Elm Grove
- Healthy U – Saltdean
- Kamson's - Whitehawk
Contact the chemist for more details on their service.
If you want us to send an electronic prescription to an out of area pharmacy - we will need you to provide the postcode of the chemist for us to be able to process this request.
If you have any problems or queries about your medication you should make an appointment with your usual doctor to discuss this or you could contact your local pharmacist and he/she will also advise you.