Medication Repeat Prescriptions
These are available only AFTER seeing your doctor, and where a drug is required for a prolonged period allow prescriptions to be issued without a further appointment being necessary . (This does not apply to the contraceptive pill where a blood pressure check is necessary every 12 months.)
You are able to request prescriptions in person from the receptionists, or by sending a fax or letter (in each case the prescription will be ready for collection the next day) - if you give us a SAE, then we will return the prescription ASAP: this is particularly useful if you are away from Birmingham e.g. in vacations. Please try to use the re-order slip (which is printed on the right hand side of the prescription) as this helps ensure system safety and accuracy.
A regular review with the doctor will be necessary and will be indicated on your prescription - usually this is between every 6 and 12 months.
For consistency we try to make most repeat prescriptions last for 2 months treatment.
We have an arrangement with several local pharmacies in Selly Oak, Five Ways and Harborne enabling repeat prescriptions to be ordered directly from them, without you needing to contact the surgery. Your medication will be available for collection 1-2 working days after the request. This service is free and all you need to do is to take your re-order slip to the pharmacy of your choice and enquire about this service. Please note that if a medication review is due then the pharmacy will not be able to obtain your prescription and they will ask you to book an appointment with your usual doctor.
For more information see our repeat prescription advice
You can register to order your repeat medications on-line - details are on the On-Line page.