Dr Jefferies and Partners, NHS Doctors in Fulham.

Repeat Prescriptions

What is a Repeat Prescription?

Patients on long-term medication may receive repeat prescriptions for a set period of time. This is until the review date granted by the prescriber.

Once the review date has been reached, an appointment must be made with the surgery. If the patient doesn't make an appointment for a review, the repeat prescription would be halted until a review is done.

Prescriptions may be obtained by:
Prescriptions are no longer routinely ordered via the pharmacy; please see the following link for more information:

How do I get my prescription?

Your doctor will usually give you your first prescription which will have 2 parts. The GREEN slip is the actual prescription which you give to the pharmacist to obtain your medication. The WHITE side shows the list of drugs that you can order as repeat issues. We also call this the repeat re-order form. Please keep this as you need it to order more medication. To order more medication:

Please mark only those items that you need by ticking each item on the WHITE SLIP within 5 days of running out please. Please do not tick items that you do not need.

Then place your re-order from in the prescription request box by main reception desk or post it to the surgery. If you have lost your re-order form you can ask reception to print one for you or you can write the items you are requesting on a form provided by reception.

Please give the Practice 48 working hours excluding weekends and Bank Holidays before collection.

Please allow sufficient time to order your repeat medication so that you do not run out. Please do not stock pile medication.

We will not re-issue medication over 5 days in advance. 

Other ways to order repeat medication:


May I ask the Pharmacist to collect my prescription?

Yes. Many pharmacists run a prescription collection service from the Doctors Surgery.

Please speak to your preferred pharmacist for information on the scheme. Please mark clearly on your white slip where you wish to collect your prescription from.

Please inform us where you would like to collect your prescription, so that we can update our system.

What if I need my medication urgently?

We kindly ask that you place your request at least two working days before you run out of medication. However, if you have run out of medication and have been told that you should not stop your medication without consulting a doctor, a prescription can be issued urgently in exceptional circumstances. This will depend on a doctor being available to sign the prescription. Therefore, please be patient with our staff as you may have to wait.

If the surgery is closed your usual pharmacy may be able to dispense a small Emergency Supply of your medication until you are able to see your doctor.

If your review date is overdue and your prescription needs reauthorising by the doctor before you are able to see the doctor/nurse you may need to discuss it with the doctor. You will be offered a telephone consultation for this. Please keep these urgent requests to a minimum.

When will a medication not be put on repeat or taken off repeat prescription?

It is not always appropriate to put or to continue a medicine on repeat prescription. This may occur if:

  • The medication is a short course of medicine for an acute problem, i.e. antibiotics for acute infections
  • Medications that are changing or we are adjusting the doses.
  • When a review is needed or overdue: your doctor may stop your medication if it is considered unsafe to prescribe before a clinical review is completed. This is to ensure that your medication is correct, at the right dose and that you are the best from your medication.

How do I get more medication that the hospital has recommended?

If your medication has changed by the hospital, you should have been given up to 5 days supply of your new medication by them.
If the hospital has given you a letter for the surgery please let us have this as soon as possible as it will contain the information we need to alter your repeat prescription.

If they have written to us informing us about the change please allow a few days for us to receive this information. This will be processed by the doctor as soon as practically possible.

Key Points to Remember

  1. Please allow 48 working hours excluding weekends and Bank Holidays to obtain your repeat prescription.
  2. If you think you are getting side effects from your medication contact the surgery as soon as possible.
  3. Not all medication is suitable to be given as a repeat, this will be decided by your doctor. The usual amount supplied is also decided by your doctor.
  4. Only take the medication that your doctor has told you to take. Some medication that you can buy over the counter can affect your prescribed treatment. Please let the doctor know if you are taking regular drugs which you buy over the counter.
  5. Please let us know if you are no longer taking any of the drugs on your repeat list so we can update this for you
  6. Please only re-order medicines that you need. Stockpiling medicines may lead to waste if your medicines are changed or they go out of date.
  7. Please tell your doctor if you wish to stop any medication. Some medication should not be stopped suddenly.
  8. Do not share your medication with anyone else, or take anyone else's medication. This could be harmful.
  9. Always check instructions for storage. Store your medication properly, in a locked cupboard, in a cool dry place, out of reach of children.
  10. Dispose of unused medication responsibly. Take it to your usual pharmacy. They will dispose of it safely. Do not flush down the sink, toilet or put in dustbin.

Repeat Dispensing

A new way to get your regular prescriptions

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from the pharmacist. This means you won’t have to visit the surgery or make a telephone consultation to speak to the doctor or practice nurse every time you need more medicine, you will visit the pharmacy of your choice to pick up medication once a month.

What do you need to do?

The first step is to talk to the person who prescribes your medicines – your prescriber – and ask them if you can use repeat dispensing. Your prescriber will usually be your doctor or practice nurse.

Alternatively you can phone the surgery and inform a member of staff that you would like to go on repeat dispensing or send a query on the website through the online services.

For more info or questions you may have, download the form attached or call the surgery.

Out of Hours Pharmacy Services

There are many pharmacies in the local area, two important ones would be Fontains which is based next door to the 292 Munster Surgery and also Zafash which is open 24 hours a day.

Fontains Pharmacy
290 Munster Road
SW6 6BQ 

Tel: 0207 385 0355 

Zafash Pharmacy
233 Old Brompton Road

Tel: 0207 373 2798