This website uses cookies to function correctly.
You may delete cookies at any time but doing so may result in some parts of the site not working correctly.


New GP Partner

It is with great pleasure that the practice wishes to announce the appointment of Dr Taraq Waheed as a new GP Partner as of 1 October 2012.


To understand how to book any appointments, whether in advance or on the day, please see the appointments section

Out of Hours

If you need a doctor in an emergency from 6.30pm to 8.00am weekdays, weekends and bank holidays, ring 0845 408 8000 or, for medical advice, ring an NHS Direct nurse on 0845 4647.

Test Results

Please telephone 01278 764244 between 2pm and 4pm for any results of blood tests, x-rays etc. Give your full name, address and date on which your test was carried out.

General Information About Requesting Prescriptions


PLEASE NOTE - We do not prescribe hayfever remedies so please do not request them. They are widely avaliable to purchase over the counter or at your local pharmacy. This includes patients who are exempt from paying for their prescriptions.


Medication Reviews


If you are asked to attend for a medication review and/or blood tests/blood pressure test, please be assured that this is part of our quality improvement drive aiming to deliver excellent patient care.   Your co-operation is appreciated.

How long does it take to get a repeat prescription?

Please allow 7-10 days for both the Surgery and Pharmacy to process your requests.

We ask that if you are collecting your prescription from the surgery then 2 full working days be allowed prior to collection and if you are collecting from a local pharmacy then 3 full working days for the prescription to be sent to the pharmacy (Please note that the pharmacy then require time to dispense that prescription)


Can I order a repeat prescription in advance?

Except in circumstances where you will be away, the earliest you can order a repeat presciption is seven-ten days before it is due. If you order medication earlier than this there may be a delay before the prescription is issued.

If you are going away, for example, you can make an early request but you will need to provide us with a note stating the reason for your early request. This may then avoid any unnecessary delay.

Patients travelling abroad can ask for a supply of repeat medications for a maximum period of 3 months. Please note that we can only supply 3 month's of medication within a 3 month period, so be aware when ordering. If there is a need for repeat medications for a longer than the 3 month's provided then patients must register with a doctor abroad to obtain ongoing supplies.

Why should there be a delay if I order early?

Regardless of which method you use, the computer system monitors how much is being prescribed and as a result if you request a medication before it is due there may be a delay before the prescription is issued. For example, if in the past six weeks you had received a repeat prescription for three months our computer will tell us that the next prescription is not yet due.

What about urgent prescription requests?

We process approximately 3,000 repeat prescription requests per week and our systems and processes are designed to ensure that we process these requests in the timescale as stated above. To help us achieve this we would ask patients to remember to order medication in time.

Where there is a genuine urgent request we will endeavour to meet your request, however, urgent request should be the exception rather than the norm. Essential medications, such as insulin, will be prioritised.

How will your prescription be sent to your chosen pharmacy?

There are two ways of your prescription being issued;

1. There will be a printed green paper prescription, this can then be available to collect from the medical centre (if desired) or it will be collected by the selected pharmacy (normally on a daily basis).

2. A prescription can be sent via the electronic prescription service (EPS). This means it will be issued/signed by the GP and then sent directly via the spine to your nominated pharmacy. (Please note that not all medications can be sent via this service e.g. controlled drugs).

Please allow some time for the pharmacy to dispense your medication once sent from the medical centre.

Call 111 when you need medical help fast but it’s not a 999 emergencyNHS ChoicesThis site is brought to you by My Surgery Website