Most prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically. We can send electronic prescriptions to any pharmacy in England, just let us know when you order if you would like your nominated pharmacy to be changed. Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically.
PLEASE NOTE: We have two surgeries, so please ensure when requesting medication you clearly advise us which surgery you would like to collect the prescription from.
The repeat prescription system enables patients to obtain, via Reception, supplies of medication already entered on the computer by one of the Practice clinicians for prescription on a repeatable basis. Please note: a 28 day supply of medication is issued at a time in most situations
Repeat prescriptions can be requested:
Online - Please click on the link at the top of this page and register for patient access. If you already book your appointments online your prescriptions will automatically show once you log on.
In Person, in writing - preferably using the computer-generated side-slip, ticking each item required
The University Medical Practice, 9 Northcourt Avenue, Reading RG2 7HE
Whitley Villa Surgery, 1 Christchurch Road, Reading RG2 7AB
Please include a SAE
Email - email@example.com - provide the patients full name, date of birth and medication required.
As a routine we do not accept requests over the telephone.
When requesting a repeat prescription please allow at least two working days for processing. The pharmacy will then require extra time to get the prescription ready.
(Patients' medication is reviewed regularly so you may have to see a doctor or nurse before receiving a repeat prescription)
PLEASE NOTE: To avoid delay in processing your request it is necessary that you provide the correct name of your medication.
If any change is required to your medication you are required to book a GP appointment even if this change has been requested by your specialist clinician.
Ask local pharmacies about their collection/delivery services for repeat prescriptions and requesting prescriptions on your behalf.