Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
Just a reminder we don’t post prescriptions to patients or pharmacies. If you are out of area, please send us a Self-addressed Envelope or you can collect the prescription.
If you are taking medication regularly long-term then the doctor may decide that you do not need to see him/her each time you need a new supply of medicines.
The doctor will add the medicine you need regularly to your records as a repeat drug, which you can order when your medicine is running low.
Medicines which you are allowed to order as a repeat are listed on the other half of the prescription form. This is known as the 'repeat slip'.
As phone lines are so busy and too avoid inaccuracy we our unable to accept prescriptions by phone.
Our preference would be for you to order your request online, which you can obtain your login code at reception.
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Alternatively requests may be made in writing using the 'repeat slip' or in a letter with all of your appropriate information e.g. name, address, medication.
This can be posted to the following addresses:
St James's Surgery
6-9 Northampton Buildings
Bath BA1 2SR
Junction Road Surgery
8 Junction Road
Bath BA2 3NQ
or it can be handed into reception.
When prescriptions are issued and signed you can choose 3 ways to obtain your prescription,
- By sending your prescription to a local Pharmacy of your choice (click here to access list) if you inform reception of your primary nomination pharmacy we can send it electronically and this will take 24 hours to be with your pharmacy.
- By collecting from reception
- By post to yourself (please provide a SAE)
When we receive your prescription we aim to have it ready by 2-3 working days, over busy periods this could take longer i.e. bank holidays & Christmas, so make sure request are made in advance to ensure your medication is ready in time.
Appointments may need to be made if medication being requested is NOT on your repeat list.
After receiving prescriptions for a long time the doctor will ask for you to attend the surgery for a medication review.
Medication reviews are important to ensure that your medicine and doses are appropriate. It is important that you attend review appointments even if you feel well and are happy with your medicines in order for the doctor to monitor your progress.