Ribblesdale Medical Practice

0161 762 1650

Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a number of ways:

  • In person – hand your computerised repeat slip into reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope and we’ll post it back to you.
  • Online – if you have registered for online services
  • By Pharmacy – contact your local pharmacist to order your medications

Please note:  Due to the Data Protection Regulations, we no longer take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.  However, patients can also make arrangements with local pharmacies for electronic transfer of prescriptions from the practice to the pharmacy and collection/delivery of their prescription medication if they have difficulty collecting it themselves. Speak to your local pharmacist to for more information.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a Doctor, Practice Nurse, or Health Care Support Worker at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Order Repeat Prescriptions Online

  • New users are required to register for online services. This system enables you to see a copy of the current repeat medication that has been authorised for you by the doctor and for which you have not yet used the quota of issues before the doctor needs to review your medication.
  • To register for online services please bring two forms of identification into the practice, where our receptionists will be only too happy to go through the process with you.  Once you have received your log in details simply follow the step by step instructions on screen.  Remember there is no need to register more than once, registering online will include access to online appointments.
  • Patients are advised that in order to activate and access your Repeat Prescriptions online, Photographic proof of identification will need to be presented in person at your GP Practice.

Should you experience any problems please refer to the ‘Frequently Asked Questions – For Patients‘ Guide.