You can request a repeat prescription by using one of the following methods:
Please leave a SAE if you require your prescription to be sent to you by post. Alternatively local chemists have a collection and delivery service, ask your chemist if they participate in this scheme.
Please allow 48 working hours for collection and longer if by post.
Request for repeat prescriptions will not be taken over the telephone as this leads to problems.
To use this service, you must first:
You can only register to access your own appointments and you must be at least 16 years old.
Once your application has been processed you will be issued with your own personal registration codes. You will need these codes every time you wish to use the online services. Please allow 2 working days for us to process your application.
Please view the Continuation of Treatment Initiated Privately letter from the NHS Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group or read the letter below:
Patients occasionally request NHS prescriptions for treatment that has been recommended following a private consultation.
In certain cases it may be appropriate to prescribe your medication as a NHS prescription, but the South East London prescribing policy that is applied to all our NHS prescriptions will be followed.
This policy is to ensure that the patient receives the best care by the most appropriate and safe means.
If your consultant prescribes a medication that falls outside a licensed indication or is outside the local recommendations on prescribing, your consultant will need to provide you with a private prescription, which you will be able to take to any community pharmacy for dispensing.
You will have to pay a charge for the medicines on this prescription even if you are normally exempt. This only happens on a few occasions, but it is in your interest that you are aware of this possibility before a private consultation.
NHS Doctors are under NO obligation to continue any medicine initiated privately.
When a GP prescribes a medicine, they take responsibility for that treatment and as such need to ensure a process for follow up and monitoring.
This is not always possible if the patient is seen by a consultant privately. Especially if there is limited follow up or the condition is not one that the GP has extensive experience in treating.