Watton Medical Practice has implemented electronic prescribing. In order to use this service you will need to nominate a pharmacy for your prescriptions to go to. If you have not already nominated a pharmacy, please contact reception and advise where you would like your prescription to go to and they will update your record. Further information is available on www.hscic.gov.uk/epspatients
Please see guide below which explains how to request your repeat medication and resolve any issues that you may have:-
Prescriptions can be ordered online via the above link. This service enables patients (who have a username and password) to request medication online. If you would like to use this serivce you will need to come into the surgery with some form of identification (ie. driving licence, passport, birth certificate) to receive your username and password. Please also pick up a leaflet from reception which will help you get started with using the service.
We would encourage all our patients to obtain their username and password from reception (even if you do not think you will use the service) as we hope to develop the service further in the future.
If you are on regular medication which the doctor has put onto a repeat prescription, when you require more medicines, please either bring in or send to the surgery the repeat list which is attached to the prescription form, ticking only the items required.
Allow two full working days (Monday to Friday) for the prescription to be issued.
If you let us know your preferred pharmacy, our staff will direct your prescriptions to this pharmacy for your collection. Otherwise you must collect your prescription from the surgery.
We are unable to take requests for prescriptions over the phone (unless you are housebound). You can post your prescription request or hand deliver to the surgery.
Please see link below the regarding the policy on prescribing of medicines that are available to purchase over the counter:
In line with NHS England and CCG advice on good practice and reducing waste across the NHS, we will now be providing our patients with 28 days rather than 56 days repeat medication . Please register for online repeat prescribing to make this process easier for yourselves.