Prescriptions

Long Crendon and Brill – We offer a dispensing service so your medication will be prepared for you in the surgery.

Thame – You will be given a prescription, which you can take to a pharmacy for preparation or you can use the Electronic Prescription Service (See below).

How to request a Repeat Prescription

  • Using our Online Repeat Prescription Service;
  • You may hand in your computer slip or a note with your name, address, DoB and the medication required written clearly;
  • Set up a direct Repeat Prescription Order through your local Pharmacist;
  • Or By post.

Repeat prescriptions will be ready in 48 working hours from your request. Please note if your prescription request is NOT on your repeat prescription your request will take longer to process and the doctor may wish to speak with you. Delays may also occur if your medication request is different from what your doctor has prescribed for you.

We will return your prescription to you by post if a stamped addressed envelope is provided.

Many chemists offer a delivery and collection service. Speak to your preferred chemist directly for details. This means that you do not have to come to the surgery to collect your prescription and then take it to a chemist.

Electronic Prescription Service – Thame Surgery only

We have introduced a new way of generating your prescriptions called “Electronic Prescription Service” (EPS) which will mean that your prescriptions will go directly to a chemist of your choice. With EPS this means that you no longer have to come to the surgery to pick up your repeat prescriptions, you can go straight to your nominated chemist.

You still need to allow 48 working hours from the time of your request.

Unfortunately certain medications cannot be done through EPS due to safety reasons. These medications include:

  • Controlled drugs like (Tramadol, Morphine, Oramorph, Fentanyl, etc)
  • Private prescriptions

Over The Counter Medications

GP Practices have been requested by their CCGs not to prescribe medicines for minor ailments, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen.* Note: this includes patients who get free prescriptions.

These medicines can be bought from a pharmacy or supermarket. Community pharmacists are trained to offer help and advice on minor ailments.

The minor ailments are: New sore throat, Conjunctivitis, Coughs, colds and congestion, Cradle cap, Dandruff, Diarrhoea (adults), Dry eyes/sore tire eyes, Earwax, Unusual sweating, Piles, Headlice, Indigestion and heartburn, Child colic,  Occasional cold sores, Occasional constipation, Occasional migraine, Insect bites and stings, Mild acne, Minor burns and scalds, Mild cystitis, Mild dry skin, Mild irritant dermatitis, Mild to moderate hay fever, Minor pain, discomfort and fever (eg aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain), Mouth ulcers, Nappy rash, Thrush in the mouth, Prevention of tooth decay, Ringworm/athletes foot, Sunburn, Sun protection, Teething/mild toothache, Threadworms, Travel sickness, Warts and verrucae

Further information can be found on this patient leaflet

https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/1a-over-the-counter-leaflet-v1.pdf– or at www.buckinghamshireccg.nhs.uk/otc

*Patients who need these drugs in regular quantities can continue to get them on repeat prescription.