DOCTORS are reminding residents not to leave it too late to order repeat prescriptions before the bank holiday.
Any repeat medicines needed should be ordered by Monday (August 24) at the latest, to make sure there is enough time for them to be processed and dispensed. Most GP practices need a minimum of 48 hours’ notice to issue a repeat prescription and due to the current pandemic, the ordering of prescriptions may take a couple of extra days to process.
Prescriptions can be ordered online or over the phone but people are asked not to turn up to their GP practice unless advised by staff.
Those who are self isolating can nominate someone to pick up their medication or ask their pharmacy if they deliver.
South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group chair Dr David Spraggett said: “It’s important that people order the medication they need for the upcoming bank holiday. Running out of your usual medicines can have a serious impact on your health, especially if you use them to manage an existing condition, such as a heart condition, have a blood pressure condition or diabetes.
“GP practices are very much still here to help, that includes ordering repeat prescriptions and booking in for medicine reviews. For now, appointments will be done over the phone or by video consultation wherever possible and we ask that you do not come to the surgery in person. The easiest way to order your repeat prescriptions is by using GP online services which you can access on a smartphone, tablet or computer.”