Lost or forgotten medicines – pharmacies in the the local area may be able to obtain your prescription in various ways. Call ahead to check they can – but there is no need to attend a GP Practice.
- (England registered patients only) For patients on electronic repeat dispensing it is possible for a pharmacy to retrieve an active prescription token once patient demographic data is collected and consent received.
- (England registered patients only) The patient’s GP practice can direct an electronic prescription to any pharmacy. This would normally be requested by the patient through their normal method.
- (UK Registered patients only) The patient’s GP can fax, email or telephone a prescription to any pharmacy but this is considered an Emergency Supply at request of a GP and the original prescription MUST be supplied within 72 hours.
- (UK registered patients only) The pharmacy can make an emergency supply at the request of the patient (with some limitations). This must normally be funded either by the patient.