Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are only given after they are agreed with a clinician and entered on to your repeat medication list. A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for processing a prescription. 

All repeat prescriptions are now processed through West Lancashire CCG POD (Prescription Ordering Direct). The POD is open between 8:30am and 11:30am, then 2:30pm and 4:30pm Monday – Friday.

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in several ways;


Online 

This is through Patient Access or myGP. If you don’t already have an account, please ask at Reception to be registered. You will need photo ID when registering for a Patient Access or myGP account. This is the easiest way of ordering your medication.

To get to Patient Access, use this link: www.patientaccess.com, myGP is an app which can be downloaded from your smartphone app store.


Phone 

By speaking to the POD on 01695 588522.

Non-urgent advice: Notice

We are no longer accepting paper prescription requests at the surgery, please do not bring any to the front door or post them through the letter box. Prescriptions can be requested via any of the above listed methods.

We now send repeat prescriptions (including Controlled Drugs) electronically to the pharmacy of your choice. If you don’t already have a pharmacy nominated, you can do this by informing Reception, informing the POD when you place an order or by asking your usual pharmacy to nominate themselves. 

Please note that the POD are unable to process repeat prescriptions on the same day that they have been requested. 

Your medication will be reviewed on an annual basis. This will be done by either a GP, Advanced Nurse Practitioner or Practice Nurse. If the clinician would like to see you for a medication review, or you need blood tests as part of your medication monitoring; you will receive an invitation for this via text or post.


Self Care Items

Please note that some items of medication are no longer able to be prescribed, and should be purchased over the counter. 

Please go to http://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/OTC-meds-that-should-not-be-routinely-prescribed-Final-June-2019-1.pdf to read about the CCG’s policy on this.


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