Blood Specimen Collection Supply Disruption

A supplier to the NHS has advised us of a global shortage of some equipment used for taking blood tests. NHS England have therefore issued guidance to GPs that all non-urgent blood tests should be halted.

Anyone who needs a test for urgent health problems will still get one, but where your GP recommends that it’s safe to do so, then you may be asked to come back for a test at a later date, or your appointment may be rescheduled. 

Given the nature of the shortage, we cannot give an exact date for when the test will be rescheduled, but please be assured that if your condition or symptoms require it, then you will get a test, and we will be re-booking your test when supplies become more easily available.

If your condition or symptoms change or get worse, please contact us as you would normally.

Repeat Prescriptionsorange_pills

Medication on repeat prescription can be requested via a box located inside the main entrance, by post, or  on-line.  Routine requests take 48 hours and urgent requests must be discussed with a prescription clerk.

If you are requesting medication that this not on repeat, you will need to complete a request form at Reception, and allow 36 hours for your request to be dealt with.

All prescriptions must now be sent to the pharmacy of your choice via EPS.  Sign up and nominate your choice of Pharmacy for Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS), it will save you time,   Click for information here:EPS INFORMATION - Pharmacy Nomination Form

Alternatively you can order online. On-line request forms are available at Reception or download here:  On-Line Access Application Form
We will require identification for you to sign up..
On-line services are only available to patients 16 years and above.

Important Notice
From 1 March 2019 pharmacies will no longer be able to order prescriptions on behalf of patients at this practice.  If this change affects you please make arrangements to order your own prescriptions directly from the surgery.
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Please see Over the Counter  Prescription Items available CCG Poster - click here:CCG Prescribing Policy

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to consult with a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse 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 repeat prescriptions, three full working days for non-repeat items to be processed, and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.