Medication "Not Available"?

We are aware that patients are sometimes unable to obtain the medication which they have been prescribed. If the pharmacist tells you it is not available, you do have the option to take your prescription to another pharmacy. The Boots website has a page where you can check which nearby Boots pharmacies have the medication in stock, please have a look at this first before contacting the practice: (Note: the Selsey branch is listed as '149-151 High Street, Chichester')

Repeat Prescription Requests

There are four ways that our patients can order their repeat medication.

For those with online access, we recommend either:

Both of these methods will show what medication is currently available to you on repeat prescription. You need to set up the NHS App in advance, and you need to register for online access in advance. A third online method is:

This does not require registration or setting up, but you will have to remember (and type in) the medication you want, as it doesn't show you a list.

If you want a more traditional way of requesting repeat medication you can:

  • Use a paper request tick box sheet

This is usually given out when you collect a paper prescription or when you collect medication from the pharmacy. You can post it to us, bring it in, or place it in the white box outside the medical practice (which is regularly emptied).

Medication requests cannot be made on the telephone, or via email.

Repeat Prescription Processing

Repeat prescription requests are dealt with twice daily but they need to be checked and extra time is required for the chemist to check your drugs are in stock,  so please allow at least 4 working days for the process.

A limited number of repeat prescriptions are allowed before it is necessary to be reassessed by the doctor. Regular medication usually means that regular check-ups are also necessary.

Please note: a repeat prescription for regular medications can only be issued at the doctor's discretion. Repeat prescriptions will only be given where the doctor feels that this is clinically appropriate.