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Repeat Prescription Requests

We have noticed that some drugs are being requested too frequently or too early. This can result in drugs being prescribed that are not used. I am sure you can appreciate that this is a waste of valuable NHS resources and the money could be spent on other much needed services.

Please do not submit your requests any earlier than 10 working days before you require your medication and no later that 2 working days before it needs to be with the chemist or picked up at the surgery.

If you request a drug too early we will not be able to issue a prescription for it and we will either try to contact you, or, if some items can be prescribed, we will attach a note about the ones that cannot be done.

If you require your prescription early due to a holiday for example, please put a note explaining why you need your prescription early with the request.

Your assistance would be much appreciated

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