The easiest, safest, and quickest way to order your repeat prescription is online. There is no need to make a phone call or visit us; instead computer, smartphone or tablet users can request repeat prescriptions from anywhere in the UK – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can also check what medication you should be taking and when.
If you are not already registered for GP online services please let a member of the practice team know you would like to use this service.
How to order your repeat prescription
Patients on long term medication can order repeat prescriptions by any of the following methods:
Online – via systmonline; the patient online service for Cavendish Health Centre
In person – hand the right sided counterfoil in to reception with the required items clearly ticked.
By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
Requests will not be taken over the telephone unless you are housebound.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Medication can no longer be requested via your pharmacy on your behalf –
Our doctors can send prescriptions electronically directly to your pharmacy of choice. Please discuss this with your local pharmacy.
You may also collect your prescription from the practice or we can send it to your home if you supply a stamped addressed envelope with your request.
We tend to prescribe medication monthly or in special circumstances every 2 months.
If you take medications on a regular basis and are not exempt from prescription charges, it may be cheaper to purchase a pre-payment certificate.
Medication whilst Travelling Abroad
If you are going abroad, a one-off prescription for 2 months repeat medication can be given. For longer periods away we would recommend a consultation with a doctor, but it is likely that you would be eligible for a private prescription only.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see the practice pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book a telephone or Skype appointment when you are advised it is due. This will help avoid unnecessary delays to receiving your medication