The doctor may agree to you having long term medication on repeat prescription. Attached to your prescription is a re-order form with all your drugs listed and your computer number at the top. At the bottom of the form is the review date when your doctor next wants to check your medication. To order a repeat prescription please either post, fax or leave the form at reception, or telephone the appropriate telephone number quoting the details on the re-order form.
Please give us 48 hours notice of your request
Please enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you wish the prescription to be posted to you. Some chemists will collect the prescription at your request and deliver the items to you, please ask them for details
Changes to Repeat Prescribing
In 2017 Bradford Clinical Commissioning Groups asked GPs to implement a new scheme meaning that pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients. Patients will now need to order prescriptions direct from the surgery.
There are several ways of ordering:
- Online via the website. You can download the systmonline app to your smartphone or tablet.
- Handing in the order slip (that is attached to your prescription) to reception.
- request by letter to the surgery.
Patient must now start ordering their own prescriptions when they have 7 days of medication left.
The surgery aims to process your prescription request in 2 days. There may be circumstances where this may not be possible.
Why is this happening?
Under the old system many patients built up a stock of unused medication. This new system aims to be safer so GPs can closely monitor and discuss which medicines patient actually need. This improves your safety and gives you better control of your medicines.
The CCG will hopefully save money by reducing wasted medication which can then be spent on the healthcare of Bradfords residents.
Queries or concerns?
Any concerns or complaints should be raised with Bradford CCG's patient support line. Information about the patient support line can be found on the CCG's websites, you can also call 01274 237562 or email BradfordCCGspatientsupport@bradford.nhs.uk