Ordering repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions allow you to order any regular medication you take more easily, without having to make an appointment with your doctor every time you need more.

All of our member GP practices in Sefton have signed up to a voluntary scheme for ordering repeat prescriptions, which is safer for patients and helps to reduce the high quantity of wasted medicines – estimated to cost your local NHS at least £2 million each year.

This new system will mean a change for patients in those GP practices that are taking part in the scheme, but not all.

Our repeat prescription ordering scheme only affects those patients who order their repeat medicines through their pharmacy or a dispensing company.

Those who already order their repeat medicines themselves, directly from their practice and those who would find it difficult to do themselves are not affected by the scheme.

What are the benefits of the repeat prescription ordering scheme?

The system was initially piloted in 19 practices from 1 September 2016 and this short video explains the benefits.

You will find more short films explaining how the repeat prescription ordering scheme works in the get involved section.

Which practices are taking part?

The following practices began to pilot the system on 1 September 2016:

  • Chapel Lane Surgery
  • The Hollies Surgery
  • The Village Surgery
  • Freshfield Surgery
  • Marshside Surgery
  • Corner Surgery
  • Ainsdale Village
  • Trinity Practice
  • Kew Surgery
  • The Grange Surgery
  • Bootle Village Surgery
  • Bridge Road Medical Centre
  • High Pastures
  • Hightown Village Surgery
  • North Park Medical Centre
  • Park Street Surgery
  • 15 Sefton Road
  • The Strand
  • Thornton Village Surgery

Additional GP practices from 6 March:

  • Blundellsands Surgery
  • Westway Medical Centre
  • Dr Judes Practice Netherton
  • Crossways Surgery
  • Crosby Village Surgery
  • Moore Street Surgery
  • Orrell Park Medical Centre
  • Rawson Rd Medical Centre
  • 42 Kingsway
  • Glovers Lane Surgery
  • The Family Surgery
  • Ainsdale Medical Centre
  • Cumberland House Surgery

Additional GP practices from 11 July:

•  Christiana Hartley Medical Practice
•  Churchtown Medical Centre
•  Lincoln House
•  Norwood Surgery
•  Roe Lane Surgery
•  St Marks Medical Centre
•  Eastview Surgery
•  Kingsway Surgery
•  Aintree Road Medical Centre
•  Maghull Family Surgery
•  Maghull Health Centre
•  Ford Medical Practice
•  Concept House Surgery
•  Drs Misra, Bird and Kassha Surgery
•  Maghull Practice
•  Litherland Practice
•  Seaforth Village Surgery

Ways to order repeat prescriptions

The guide below explains some of the different ways you can order your repeat prescriptions but it is always worth checking with your GP practice about which systems they use, and they will also be happy to answer any queries you might have

  • Your GP’s online service – once you’ve signed up with your practice, the online service is quick, easy and secure to use
  • Handing in the white, tear off part of your repeat prescription to your surgery
  • Letter to your GP practice
  • Fax (in some GP practices)

Find out more

For more information on the repeat prescription pilot click here. You will also will also find a link to an online survey that we are inviting patients and carers from participating practices to complete so we can find out about their experiences of the scheme.