Kennington Health Centre
Drs Hall, Erin, Jones, Akinola, Winkel, Warren and Cawthorne

Tel: (01865) 730911

Repeat Prescriptions

Drug wastage

is costing the NHS millions...

About £300m of medicines are wasted each year in England, half of which is unnecessary, a Department of Health study found last year. If the rest of the UK is taken into account the figure is closer to £400m.

They also suggested unused medicines that are returned to pharmacies could be repackaged and made available again - at the moment any returned drugs have to be disposed of.

Please only request what you need.

If you need regular prescriptions your doctor may not need to see you every time (this is by individual arrangement). There is no pharmacy here but we offer a range of options for getting your medication ready for you. Please make it clear to the receptionist if you would like your prescription sent to a local chemist and please request repeat prescriptions by bringing in or posting to us your computerised sheet and allow two working days.

Requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone are only available to those over 65 or housebound. Please note that such requests are only taken after 10.30 am.

You may leave details for a repeat prescription on the voicemail box at anytime when you telephone - please follow the instructions given.

Ordering Online

Order your repeat prescriptions securely online here

Please remember to allow two working days before trying to collect your prescription. In order for the prescription to be ready within this time it will need to be sent to us by 12 noon. If you order after 12 noon you may need to allow another working day to be sure of your prescription being ready.

For efficiency, if we have a query about your prescription we will try to contact you on the phone number you give below. Please note we do not leave messages on answermachines.