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Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on your prescription slip which the doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis. Your list can also be found on your online account.

Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in 2 ways:


We ask patients to try and use the NHS App for prescription requests where possible as this reduces workload for our team.

If you have any queries, please use our online form.

In Person

Tick the boxes on your green repeat medication slip, OR, write a note stating what medications you would like and drop it off or post it to the surgery. Please only order medications that you need.

Collecting Your Prescription

All prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy. If you don’t have a nominated pharmacy, you can register for electronic prescribing below or you can collect your prescription from the surgery in person

Register for Electronic Prescribing

Register for Electronic Prescribing

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Medication Reviews

If you have a repeat prescription, we will ask you to come in at least once a year for a review. Please make sure you book a routine appointment with one of our Pharmacists or GPs when we ask you to come in for your review.

Travelling Aboard

Prescribing Policy For Patients Travelling Abroad

This policy outlines the procedure for patients travelling abroad for short and long periods of time.

NHS Policy

By law, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for the medical care of patients when they leave the UK. In addition GPs are not required by their terms of service to provide prescriptions for the treatment of a condition that is not present and may arise while the patient is abroad.

The NHS does accept responsibility for supplying ongoing medication for temporary periods abroad of up to 3 months. However, if a patient is going to be abroad for more than 3 months, then they are only entitled (at NHS expense) to a sufficient supply of regular medication in order to get to their destination, where they should the find an alternative supply of that medication.

Patients residing abroad for a period of more than 3 months should be removed from the registered patient list.

Bedford Hill Family Practice Policy

Travelling out of the country for less than 3 months

For patients who inform us they will be out of the country for less than 3 months, we will provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition (e.g. asthma, diabetes…) for the period while the patient is away where it is safe to do so. Drugs that require frequent monitoring may not be prescribed where there are safety concerns. One month’s supply only will be issued for drugs normally available over the counter, such as paracetamol.

Travelling out of the country for more than 3 months

Patients who inform us they will be leaving the country for more than 3 months will be prescribed sufficient medication to enable them to make alternative arrangements at their destination (up to 3 months’ supply where safe to do so).

They will also be removed from our practice list. We will be pleased to re-register patients on their return to residence in the UK and can reassure patients that their electronic notes are kept on file for reference on your return.

Patients and relatives should not seek medication for themselves while they are abroad as this constitutes NHS fraud.

Prescriptions for medicines in case of illness while abroad.

GPs will only prescribe NHS prescriptions in this case for exacerbations of pre-existing illnesses; e.g. antibiotics for patients who have frequent infections secondary to an underlying lung condition.

GPs may provide private prescriptions if it is clinically appropriate and they can be self-administered safely without medical assessment while abroad. These prescriptions are not free.

Patients should be aware that some drugs commonly prescribed in the UK may be illegal in certain countries and you should check with that countries embassy before you travel.

See NHS facts of travel abroad – Healthcare abroad – Can I take my medicine abroad? – Bringing medicine containing a controlled drug into the UK

Local Pharmacies

  • Paydens Pharmacy (0.1 miles away)
    100 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, SW12 9HR

    Tel: 020 8673 7646
  • Healthchem Pharmacy (0.2 miles away)
    4-5 Station Parade, Balham High Road, London, SW12 9AZ
    Tel: 020 8673 835
  • Pharmalite (0.3 miles away)
    296 Cavendish Road, Balham, London, SW12 0PL
    Tel: 020 8673 6279
  • Boots (0.3 miles away)
    153/155 Balham High Road, London, SW12 9AU
    Tel: 020 8673 7595
  • Day Lewis Pharmacy (0.3 miles away)
    256-258 Balham High Road, London SW17 7AW
    Tel: 020 8675 3221
  • Trinity Pharmacy (0.4 miles away)
    278A-280 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7AL
    Tel: 020 8672 2806
  • Nettles Pharmacy (0.6 miles away)
    18 Upper Tooting Road, London, SW17 7PG
    Tel: 020 8672 2524
  • Boyes WJ Pharmacy (0.7 miles away)
    61 Balham Hill, London, SW12 9DR
    Tel: 020 8673 1738