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Repeat Prescriptions can be obtained by:

  • repeat prescriptionsWriting to the surgery enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope
  • By Fax
  • In person
  • Through Patient Access

The request MUST be accompanied by a repeat prescription slip (right hand page of prescription) clearly marked with the medication required. Please indicate clearly your usual doctor on the repeat prescription or request.

We DO NOT take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone due to Medico-Legal reasons so please do not ring to request repeat prescriptions as this leads to delays in answering other calls.


Our aim is to have repeat prescriptions ready for collection 2 working days from the day of request.

Chemists’ Collection Service

The local chemist shops operate a prescription collection service from Burnham Health Centre. Information about this service can be obtained from the respective chemist shop.


Buckinghamshire PCT is encouraging all GP’s to move to a 28 day prescribing policy as a way to improve prescribing efficiency.

If you are over 60 or on certain medication for which you do not pay your next prescription may have been altered accordingly. You can only order one prescription in a 28 day period.   


Burnham Health Centre now offers EPS. Here are a few FAQs

What is Electronic Prescribing?

It is a way by which a doctor can get your prescription to a pharmacy without their having to print it. A request for your medication is transmitted electronically to the pharmacy of your choice so that it cannot be lost or delayed.

Do I always need to use the same pharmacy?

Yes, you will need to choose the pharmacy from which you will collect your medication regularly. This choice will then be recorded in your medical record so that your prescriptions always go to that pharmacy.

Can I nominate a chain of pharmacies?

No, your nomination must be a single pharmacy or single branch of a chain of pharmacies.

Can I change my nominated pharmacy?

Yes, speak to your doctor or to the reception team, they can then change the pharmacy your prescriptions are sent to. You can only have one nominated pharmacy at a time

Will I still be able to obtain my medicines elsewhere?

Yes. Your doctor will still be able to issue a paper prescription as he does now for you to take to any pharmacy instead of him issuing it electronically.

Do I need to do anything?

If you wish to take advantage of the electronic prescribing service then you need to nominate a pharmacy. Speak to the pharmacist at the pharmacy you wish to nominate and they should be able to sort it out for you.

If you would like more information, a leaflet on the Electronic Prescribing Service and Repeat Prescriptions is available from our reception team..


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