Repeat Prescription Requests

  • 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

    • Insulin

    • Inhalers for lung conditions

    • Emergency contraception

    • Epipen for anaphylaxis

  • 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

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