Repeat Medication

Updated on 13th July 2015 at 4:28 pm


From 19th January 2015 Monkseaton Medical Centre will no longer allow a pharmacy to order repeat medication directly on behalf of our patients.

Not all pharmacies have this system, however if you get your medicines without ordering them direct from the GP surgery then this affects you.

When your next repeat prescription is due you should request your next and following months repeat medication directly from the GP practice.  

You can do this is several ways:


  • By phone: We have a dedicated prescription line open from 1.30-4.30pm Monday-Friday
  • In person: Please put your request into the box in the surgery waiting room
  • By post: Post your prescription request directly to the surgery
  • On line: Speak to the receptionist team if you would like to set this up or if you are set up already Order you repeat medication online now        
  • Repeat dispensing: Suitable if you are on long term, stable medication. Please speak to the receptionist, your community pharmacist for more information or Click Here for an information sheet and consent form and hand this into our Reception staff.
  • Electronically: The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service, it is a new way to get your medicines. It gives you the choice to electronically send your prescription to a convenient, local pharmacy that you choose. You will not have to visit the GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, the surgery will send it electronically to the pharmacy that you choose, saving you time. You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.

Some chemists/pharmacists provide a collection and delivery service for people who cannot get out of their house. Speak to your local pharmacist for more details.