Creech Medical Centre

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Repeat prescriptions

You can now order your repeat prescriptions on-line. You will need to register for on-line access with the practice before using this service. This is the preferred method by the Practice as it is both safe and secure, saves paper in our Practice and you won’t need to call or visit the surgery in person. You can nominate your pharmacy and your prescription will go straight through to them for dispensing. Follow this link to find out more about our online services.

Did you know that when you order your repeat prescriptions from the pharmacy, they print out your request on an A4 sheet of paper and bring them into the surgery?

We want to reduce the amount of paper that comes into our practice, to help both the environment and to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission. That is why we are asking our patients to use our online services where possible to order their prescriptions! A benefit of using our online services for your prescriptions is that you can see when your medication has been approved by the prescriber. When your request is complete your chosen pharmacy can then download your request and get your medication ready for you.

You will need to register for online access with the Practice before using this service. The easiest way to do this is using the NHS app on a smartphone or tablet with your passport or photo driving licence as ID. Currently, due to the need to reduce people coming into the Practice because of the Covid pandemic we have temporarily altered our process for setting up new users with Patient Access. At present you can call the surgery to get your login details for Patient Access. Please be aware that our phone-lines may be very busy so if you can try registering with the NHS app that will help us all.

If you wish you can re-order your repeat medication using the right-hand-side of your prescription slip and posting it into the letter box outside the surgery.  Prescription requests received by 12 noon will be ready for collection from your nominated pharmacy after 72 hours.

We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing or eRD

eRD information for patients

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 your regular or repeat prescriptions 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.

What eRD means for you

eRD allows your GP to send a series of repeat prescriptions to your pharmacy in one go, so there’s no need for you to order them each time. It’s reliable, secure and confidential. Your regular prescriptions are stored securely on the NHS database, so they’ll be ready at the pharmacy each time you need them.

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How eRD can benefit you

If you get regular or repeat medicines, you might be suitable for eRD. Using eRD, you can:

  • Save time by avoiding unnecessary trips or calls to your GP every time you need to order a repeat prescription
  • Pick up your repeat prescriptions directly from your pharmacy without having to visit your GP
  • Spend less time waiting for your prescription in the pharmacy or GP practice, which means you can stay at home and avoid face-to-face contact when you need your repeat prescription during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Save paper – you won’t need a paper prescription to collect your medicine from the pharmacy

How do I sign up for eRD?

It’s really easy to sign up for eRD – just ask your GP surgery to set it up for you.