Emergency prescription requests are for medication which you need within 1 working day to prevent you becoming severely unwell
The Lawson Practice does not accept telephone requests for prescriptions
If you have forgotten to order a repeat prescription and you feel you need your medication urgently:
Contact your pharmacist, who can request this for you electronically and in some situations will be able to give you an emergency supply until the prescription has been raised, or
Drop in a written request marked as ‘urgent’ on the prescription box at reception (prescription designated area). We ask that patients complete any urgent prescription requests by 17:00 Monday-Thursday and by 16:00 on a Friday.
Collection of urgent prescriptions must be after 18:30 Monday-Thursday and from 17:30 on a Friday.
Emergency medications include:
Epileptic medication, such as: Sodium Valproate, Carbamazepine
Inhalers for lung conditions
Epipen for anaphylaxis
For a full list of Emergency medication go to
Emergency prescription requests are NOT request for routine repeat medication which have been ordered late.
You should allow 2 working days for routine repeat prescription requests. Please respect our staff, as it is your responsibility to ensure that your repeat prescription request is ordered in within the necessary timeframe