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Repeat Prescriptions

Order Your Prescription:

1. Online. You need a PIN code from reception to create your online account.
2. Drop the repeat-slip into our Repeat Prescription post box. These are situated to the right of the main door at Earby Surgery, and at the main entrance to Colne Health Centre. You can drop your prescription request off at either site and it will still be dealt with.
3. By post to either Earby or Colne Corner Surgery.

Please allow two working days before you collect your prescription.

Sometimes medication may be given and not put on the slip for repeating. This may be to allow the doctor to assess how suitable the medication proves to be. Your GP will advise what action you should take if this is the case.

From time to time patients will be invited to see the doctor or nurse for a medication review.
Sometimes a blood test will be arranged in advance. This allows us to provide you with repeat prescriptions in a safe manner.

Electronic Prescriptions

You can now nominate a pharmacy closest to where you live, work or shop so that you don't have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription.

You do this by just filling in a form at the pharmacy or GP surgery.

You can change the nominated pharmacy any time you want.  The system is reliable, secure and confidential and will only be seen by the same people who see it now.


In 2010 we stopped accepting repeat prescription requests over the phone. This brings our practice into line with others in the locality.

This new system is safer for patients. Some requests for medication over the phone are not clear and it can take considerable time and effort to clarify what is required. Written requests avoid potential confusion and medication errors. In addition we will reduce the number of calls to the surgery which will improve telephone access for those in need of emergency help, advice or making appointments.

Patients receiving repeat medications can order prescriptions by dropping the repeat slip into the surgery, sending it in by post, or by using the online ordering system.

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