The white request slip attached to your prescription can be used to order your medication (please only tick the items you need). If you do not have your request slip there is a form available at reception for this purpose, alternatively, reception staff can print a request slip for you.
You can also request medications online by following the link at the top of this page and completing a simple registration.
Ways to order Your Prescriptions:
- Request On-Line (as above) - Visit our Online Services page if not already registered
- Drop your repeat slip into Lloyds Pharmacy
- Drop your slip into the box outside Henfield Medical Centre
- Send by post to Henfield Medical Centre
We do not accept prescription requests by telephone.
We can only dispense medication from our dispensary to patients who live over 1.6 miles away from a chemist.
Dispensing patients can collect their medication from Henfield Medical Centre.
The Dispensary is open Monday- Friday - 09:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00.
If your medication request is urgent please contact us by telephone - 01273 497421
Emergency medication is available during normal surgery opening hours.
When the surgery is closed you may request emergency medication from your local Lloyds Pharmacy. Please note this is at the pharmacist's discretion and that payment may be required.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see either a Doctor, Practice Nurse or Health Care Assistant at least once a year to review these regular medications.
For Lloyds patients please allow 7 working days if you want to collect your medication directly from Lloyds Pharmacy. (As advised by Lloyds).
For dispensing patients please allow 7 working days from ordering to collection of medication from the dispensary.
Henfield Medical Centre receives over 80 prescription requests per day so it is important that you allow enough time for your request. Repeat medication will not be issued on demand.
Henfield Medical Practice Monthly Prescriptions Policy
It is the policy of this practice to issue 28 days of repeat medication
In keeping with NHS good practice guidelines, the department of health says that a 28-day repeat prescribing interval is recognised as making the best possible balance between patient convenience, good medical practice and minimal drug wastage.
- This will reduce the amount of medication that is currently wasted.
- As a practice, we are charged with managing NHS resources in the most efficient way. One study found that 28 days prescribing reduced the amount of wastage by one third, this frees up money for other medical services.
- This ensures more regular reviews of medication
- Ensuring that the medication is monitored and adjusted to your requirements.
- Pharmaceutical companies manufacture a large number of medications in 28-day packs
- This means that you will receive your medication in whole packs with an information leaflet.
- All your medication will run out at the same time
- You will only need to order medicines once every four weeks and will be able to order all your regular medicines together
Should you require two or more prescribed items a month it may be cheaper to purchase a pre-payment certificate.
You can apply for a pre-payment certificate by telephoning the issuing office on 0300 330 1341