Prescriptions

From 1st April 2014, we will no longer take telephone orders for prescriptions and will only accept requests:
 
By hand - tick the items you need on the right-hand side of your previous prescription and put it in the prescription box in the waiting room.
 
By post - tick the items you need on the right-hand side of your previous prescription and send it to us.  Remember to include a stamped self address envelope if you want the prescription posted back to you or ask reception staff to arrange for your prescription to be sent to a pharmacy of your choice so you can collect your medication from there.
 
Or you can request repeat prescriptions online by clicking the link below.
 
 
ORDER PRESCRIPTION
 
Please give 24 hours notice of your request.
 
If you take the same medication regularly, ask your doctor if you can be put on the repeat dispensing system so that you can collect your medicines from a pharmacy of your choice without the need to contact the practice each time you run out.
 

PARACETAMOL and other over the counter medicines

The cost of prescribing medications that are available over the counter is enourmous. For example Paracetamol for short term use can be purchased inexpensively over the counter, yet in Sheffield 347,000 prescriptions for paracetamol are issued each year, costing the NHS £1.2 million.
 
The CCG has asked us to reconsider prescribing simple medications that are available over the counter, such as paracetamol, cold remedies, muscle rubs, Vitamin D, and hayfever medication.
 
Glutan Free Products. The CCG has asked us not to routinely prescribe Gluten Free Foods for adults now that these are universally available in shops.