VERE FOSTER MEDICAL GROUP
SANDY ROW FALLS ROAD
PRESCRIPTION ORDERING AND
FROM 1st JANUARY 2016
The following rules regarding ordering and
collection of prescriptions will apply;
Repeat prescriptions will be available for
collection after 48HOURS OR 2 WORKING
DAYS - please pay special attention to
weekends and bank holidays
Acute prescriptions ordered BEFORE 11AM will
be available for collection AFTER 5PM the
same working day.
Acute prescriptions ordered AFTER 11AM may
not be available until THE NEXT WORKING
Hospital letters take 48HOURS to process – this is to ensure that there is enough time to adjust medications safely.
Prescriptions can only be ordered by patients
or their carers. We can no longer accept
requests from pharmacies.
Prescriptions will NOT be given out to anyone
under the age of 16.
We can no longer routinely post
prescriptions; this will only be done in an
We can no longer routinely fax/phone
prescriptions to a pharmacy; this will only
be done in an
emergency by the doctor.
Prescriptions will no longer be sent to any
pharmacy without being requested by the
pharmacy. Please inform your pharmacy when
you order a prescription if you would like them
to collect it on your behalf, remembering it
takes 48hours for repeat prescriptions.