Repeat Prescriptions can be obtained by:

  • repeat prescriptionsPosting a written request to the surgery.
  • Putting a written request into the order boxes outside the surgery.
  • Through Patient Access

The request MUST be accompanied by a repeat prescription slip (right hand page of prescription) clearly marked with the medication required.

We DO NOT take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone due to Medico-Legal reasons so please do not ring to request repeat prescriptions as this leads to delays in answering other calls.


Our aim is to have repeat prescriptions ready for collection 2 working days from the day of request.

Please allow us two working days to process your request and if you request collection from a local pharmacy, please allow an additional 2 working days for them to process our script.

Repeat prescription pick up schedule.pdf

If you experience any difficulties, please contact the surgery.


Buckinghamshire CCG is encouraging all GP’s to move to a 28 day prescribing policy as a way to improve prescribing efficiency.

If you are over 60 or on certain medication for which you do not pay your next prescription may have been altered accordingly. You can only order one prescription in a 28 day period.   

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)

In response to coronavirus (COVID-19), GPs and pharmacies are moving suitable patients to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). You might be suitable for eRD if you get regular or repeat medicines that don't change.


eRD means your GP can send a batch of your repeatable prescriptions for up to 12 months (maximum of 2 months supply for any one prescription) electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. You can then collect your medication from your pharmacy, or ask them to deliver it to your home. This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine.  All batches of the electronic prescription are stored secured on the NHS spine and automatically downloads to your nominated pharmacy at intervals set by the GP.

When your pharmacy supplies your last electronic repeat prescription, they will inform you. You will then have to contact your GP practice to ask for another set of electronic repeat prescriptions. You may need to be seen for a review before another batch of electronic repeat dispensing prescription is authorised.

Please follow the link below for further information;

How do I sign up for eRD?

It's really easy to sign up for eRD - just ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.


Burnham Health Centre now offers EPS. Here are a few FAQs

What is Electronic Prescribing?

It is a way by which a doctor can get your prescription to a pharmacy without their having to print it. A request for your medication is transmitted electronically to the pharmacy of your choice so that it cannot be lost or delayed.

Do I always need to use the same pharmacy?

Yes, you will need to choose the pharmacy from which you will collect your medication regularly. This choice will then be recorded in your medical record so that your prescriptions always go to that pharmacy.

Can I nominate a chain of pharmacies?

No, your nomination must be a single pharmacy or single branch of a chain of pharmacies.

Can I change my nominated pharmacy?

Yes, speak to your doctor or to the reception team, they can then change the pharmacy your prescriptions are sent to. You can only have one nominated pharmacy at a time

Will I still be able to obtain my medicines elsewhere?

Yes. Your doctor will still be able to issue a token prescription as he does now for you to take to any pharmacy instead of your nominated pharmacy.

Do I need to do anything?

If you wish to take advantage of the electronic prescribing service then you need to nominate a pharmacy. Speak to the pharmacist at the pharmacy you wish to nominate and they should be able to sort it out for you.

If you would like more information, a leaflet on the Electronic Prescribing Service and Repeat Prescriptions is available from our reception team..


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