Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on regular medication may receive computerised repeat prescription forms. You will need to notify the surgery in plenty of time when your course of medication is nearly finished so that another prescription can be authorised. There are several ways you can notify us but they must all be in writing:

Preferred method:

  • Online – If you would like to access this service, you will need to complete this form.
    A member of staff will then complete the registration on our system. This generates a registration letter which you need to keep.

Other methods:

  • By Post – send either the white repeat form (which is attached to your previous prescription) clearly marked with the items you require or a letter (which clearly shows your name, address, date of birth and medication required) to the surgery address.
  • By Emailprescription.finchampstead@nhs.net clearly stating your name, date of birth and medication required. This email address is for routine medication requests only.
  • By hand – send either the white repeat form (which is attached to your previous prescription) clearly marked with the items you require or a letter (which clearly shows your name, address, date of birth and medication required) in an envelope marked for the attention of ‘repeat prescriptions’ and place in the box on the wall in the surgery entrance.

You should note that we do not accept any prescription requests over the phone and you must allow two full working days before collecting paper prescriptions.

Private Prescriptions

Patients who see a consultant or specialist privately (ie not via an NHS referral) are advised that under prescribing regulations set out by NHS Berkshire West, they are liable for the full cost of the first initial prescription and any medication issued by the private specialist / consultant.

Information about patients choosing to undergo private treatment

Obtaining Your Prescribed Medication

If your doctor is of the opinion that you require medication for treatment of a particular symptom or condition they will issue you with a prescription. The prescription can then be taken to a pharmacy of your choice.

Please remember there is an NHS prescription charge to be paid unless you meet certain exemption criteria. All payments for this charge must be made at the pharmacy of your choice.

Repeat prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.

Please read ourĀ Guidance for patients leaflet.