If you are on regular treatment your doctor may arrange for you to be able to collect your prescription without an appointment using a computerised system.
Please make your request in person, online or by handing in your repeat slip which must be ticked to show which items you wish to order. You can also make medication requests in writing by letter (with a stamped, addressed envelope) or by fax to: Rothwell (01536) 714189 or Desborough (01536) 763281 and allow at least two working days, excluding weekends and bank holidays before collection. We recommend submitting your request well before you run out of medication to allow for unforeseen delays. You can hand in your repeat medication requests up to 7 days prior to its next issue due date. We do not accept requests for prescriptions by telephone as this can lead to errors. Your medication will be reviewed regularly and you may be asked to see your doctor before further prescriptions are issued.
Please allow 48 hours for your repeat request to be actioned. This excludes weekends and bank holidays.
Internet Repeat Prescribing
Rothwell Medical Centre and Desborough Surgery are pleased to be able to offer an online service to their patients with internet access for requesting their repeat medication.
This is in the format of a computerised system called SystmOnline and is available to use via home computers. To access this system patients are required to sign up via the practice reception to obtain their password and access authority. Please bring some identification when registering for this service (This will need to be photo ID, preferably a passport or driving licence, if you have neither of these please speak to the reception team).
Non-Repeat Prescription Requests
You may occasionally wish to request a further supply of prescription-only medication, which has not been authorised for repeat prescription. You need to provide this request in writing. Please complete the following Non-Repeat Medication Request and either hand into reception or send using the details above. You can also make non-repeat prescription requests in person with the reception team by visiting the surgery. We will normally refuse to issue prescriptions for items you have not been issued before, or for items available from pharmacies or shops without prescription.