What are repeat prescription

  • Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the right hand side of your prescription and in your online profile

  • These are medicines which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.

  • Medications not shown here are not repeat prescriptions.


How to order a repeat prescription

  • Repeat prescriptions will be ready in 2 working days from your request.

  • Please see the following ways in which you can make your requests:

    • Using the Patient Access App. If you have not registered please speak to reception who can help you with this.

    • You may send an email to lawson.practice@nhs.net with details of full name, DOB, contact details and medication

    • You may hand in right hand script in person in the designated Prescription Area in reception. YOU DO NOT NEED TO QUEUE FOR THIS

    • or a PRESCRIPTION REQUEST FORM (available at the prescription designated area in reception)

    • By post with a stamped addressed envelope

    • DO NOT USE THE PHONE as we do not accept medication requests via phone

Electronic Prescription Service

  • You can choose to nominate a chemist. This means that once we have processed your prescription request then it will be sent electronically to your chosen chemist directly.

  • If you wish to nominate a chemist do let reception know. Alternatively you can also do this through the Patient Access App

  • If there is no nominated chemist in your records then the prescription will be printed out and collected at the Practice

  • Please note if your prescription request is NOT for a repeat prescription it may not be possible to agree to your request, it will take longer to process and the doctor may wish to speak with you.

  • Delays may also occur if your medication request are different from what your doctor has prescribed for you.

  • Over the counter medications will not be issued. Please see the City and Hackney CCG Guidance about this here

Prescriptions when you're travelling abroad 

Patients who are staying outside the UK for more than 3 months will be removed from the practice list, but will be able to register on their return, so long as they are still living in the practice catchment area.

Repeat prescriptions can be provided for a maximum of 3 months with the exception of Levothyroxine and oral contraceptives for which up to 12 months can be prescribed, so long as you have had a recent medication review.

If you should require medical advice or treatment while travelling then you will need to seek it in the country you are in.

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