Please note, we ask that you order any repeat prescriptions needed prior to Christmas by the 18th December. 

Request a repeat prescription

Please allow 3 working days before collecting your prescription.

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Use the NHS App

Falkland Surgery would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.

Download the NHS App

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Order Online with Patient Access

You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access

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You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using Patient Access which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.

Order Online

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Online Form

If you're not registered with our online services, you can use our online form

If you do not have a Patient Access account, you can still order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account required.

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Your Local Pharmacy

Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our Practice

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Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service

Your pharmacy can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.

Find a pharmacy

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In Person

You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications

Alternatively, you can submit a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else, providing you include the patient's name and date of birth and requested medication.

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By Post

You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice

You must include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able to pick up your prescription from the Surgery. Please allow at least seven days if requesting your medication by post.

Repeat Dispensing

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from your pharmacist.  This means you won't have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicines. 

 Further Information

Guidance on prescriptions after seeing a private doctor or dentist

Can I get my new private prescription transferred to an NHS prescription?

If you see a private doctor or specialist and they recommend a particular medication or treatment for you to start urgently, this will be a private prescription. The GP practice will not usually be able to  transfer a private prescription to an NHS prescription.

Dental prescriptions cannot be transferred to a NHS prescription by your GP (including antibiotics) as GPs are not insured to prescribe for dental issues.

What happens if I wish to continue my treatment on the NHS?

If you ask your GP to take over or continue a prescription recommended by a private doctor or specialist the GP will only be able to do so if they are satisfied that this prescribing is appropriate, cost  effective and something that would be prescribed by GPs for other NHS patients with the same condition.

Please allow a minimum of 7 working days for a prescription following the specialist sending us a letter for medication.

It may not be possible to prescribe in the following circumstances.

  • We have not yet received the specialist letter – we are unable to consider a request based on just a prescription
  • It is a dental prescription
  • The medication is a “shared care” medication which has to be started by a specialist and stabilised before the GP can take over. We cannot prescribe until this stage is reached
  • The medication is generally not prescribed on the NHS
  • The medication is not licenced in the UK for this condition
  • The GP does not believe the medication to be appropriate or necessary.

If your GP is not able to prescribe the medication suggested by your private specialist, they may suggest an alternative formulary item. If you prefer to have the treatment suggested by the private  consultant, please use the private prescription that your consultant issues.

This will not affect any medications you are currently being prescribed by your NHS GP.

Please keep us informed of any medications you are accessing privately as we add them to your medication screen so we can check for drug interactions when prescribing other medications.