Ordering Prescriptions

Ways you can order your prescription online

If you need to order a repeat prescription then you will need to give us your request 48 hours before you need your medication. In most cases you a list of your repeat medication attached to the Prescription. This shows the drugs that your doctor has authorised on repeat.

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Use the NHS App

Bedlingtonshire Medical Group 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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Online Form

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

If you do not have a SystmOnline 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.

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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.

Collecting Your Prescription

In all cases please allow 48 hours (2 working days) before collection of your prescription. You can collect your prescription:

  • From the surgery in person
  • From a chemist of your choice – please inform us if you require this service and you will need to allow 3 working days.
  • We can also send your prescription to your home address however you will need to provide us with a stamp or a stamped addressed envelope.

Reviewing Your Drugs

Every few months the doctor may ask you to make an appointment to review your prescription. This is to ensure that the medication you have have been prescribed are still appropriate for you and to ensure that any tests you need are carried out such as blood pressure and blood tests. It is important that you attend these reviews otherwise we may not be able to continue to prescribe your medication.

When Medicines Cause Problems

If you experience any of the following problems, don’t delay – talk to your doctor or pharmacist straight away:

  • If you have taken too much of any medicine
  • If you have an allergic reaction to a new medicine (such as wheezing, rash, swelling or fainting)
  • If you notice a serious side affect or unusual symptoms
  • If you notice your health is getting worse.

You can request to speak to a doctor about a medicine problem by telephone the surgery on (01670) 822695 and asking the Receptionist for a Telephone Advice Appointment.

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. The service is also referred to as the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

 Further Information