The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) gives you the chance to go straight to the pharmacy to collect your medications without having to call into the GP surgery to collect your prescription first. We will send your prescription electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. You can choose to ‘nominate’ a pharmacy that suits your needs, for example a pharmacy near to your home or work. This service has been ‘live’ since 8th July 2015 and is working very well across the country. Please contact Reception for more information.
There are many ways in which you can order your repeat prescription.
Online (you must register to do this – see Patient Access tab)
By phone – ring the surgery on 0191 4563824 between
By post – send in your request and enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you you would like us to return it to you.
By Pharmacy/Chemist – please contact your local pharmacy and they can arrange to order, collect and dispense your medication. Some pharmacies also have delivery service where they will deliver your medication to your home.
In person– call into the surgery and place your written request in the prescription box at reception or speak to a receptionist at the desk.
Did you know…..?
Prescriptions are free for:
- Men and women over 60 years of age
- Children under 16 or up to 19 if in full time education
- Pregnant women with a valid maternity certificate
- Mothers of babies under 12 months old
- People who receive income support (see checklist on form P11 from Post Office or local Benefits Office)
- People who are in receipt of Tax Credits
- People who have certain chronic conditions
If you are not entitled to free prescriptions, a pre-payment certificate may save you money. Please ask at reception for details.