Patients on regular medication will be given a repeat prescription slip when you collect your medication. This is the white slip on the right hand side of your green prescription. Please note prescriptions are issued for 28 days only.
If you need a repeat you do not necessarily have to see a doctor.
Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
3 working days are required to process repeat prescriptions. Requests should either be made online, in person or in writing. We are unable to accept telephone requests.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways:
- Patients registered for our online services can order repeat prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. To sign up for this service please complete our registration form.
- Tick items you require on your copy of the prescription request form (white slip) and post it in surgery reception by the check in screen.
- Fill in a yellow order form available at surgery reception. You will need to provide medication details and patient contact details. Post in the box by the ‘Check in’ screen in reception.
- Fill in and post your prescription request form (white slip) to the surgery. Please include a stamped, address envelope.
Once your prescription request has been processed it will be available to be collected from surgery reception for you to take to a pharmacy.
You can also nominate a pharmacy which the prescription will be sent to and dispensed ready for collection. To access this service please complete our register for electronic prescribing form. All pharmacies in Leighton Buzzard have signed up to this scheme and it is free.
Some pharmacies also operate a home delivery service. Please contact them directly for details and they will be happy to advise you.
Remember: If you feel unwell or have side effects when taking your medication please speak to your pharmacist for advice.
On the slip is a date for the doctor to review your current medication. Medication reviews will happen at least every 6 months. You should make an appointment at least 3 weeks before this date to avoid running out of medication. Failing to book your medication review when this is due could cause a delay on your medication requirements. It is important to ensure you book your medication review within the required time.
Please allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.