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This service is available for items that have previously been agreed with the doctor to be repeatable. Such items appear on the counterfoil attached to your prescription. The doctor will authorise a supply for a number of repeats until your next review is due. Generally, routine reviews for asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and family planning are with the practice nurse.

Patients should anticipate the need for repeat prescriptions in advance and re-order allowing the appropriate time for the prescription to be processed.

We require two days to produce the prescription ready for the pharmacy. This may change during busy times

Whilst the practice will always try to handle exceptional requests, it must be appreciated that any abuse of the system causes delays for those patients who have submitted requests in the correct way.


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Use the NHS App

The Ammonite Health Partnership would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.

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Order Online with SystmOnline

You can order your repeat prescription online using SystmOnline


You can order your repeat prescription online using SystmOnline.

The system remembers which medications you are on and makes requesting repeat prescriptions faster and easier.


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Your Local Pharmacy

Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our Practice

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Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service

Your pharmacy can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.

Find a pharmacy


  • Lloyds 01308 424350 Bridport, DT6 5BN
  • Boots 01308 422475 Bridport, DT6 3QJ
  • Wells 01308 422100 Bridport, DT6 3LF

Tunnel Road

  • On-site Dispensary
  • Beaminster Pharmacy 01308 862288 Beaminster, DT8 3AA
  • Crewkerne Pharmacy 01460 72781 Crewkerne, TA18 8BX
  • Boots 01460 72310 Crewkerne, TA18 7LA

Maiden Newton

  • On-site Dispensary
  • Rowlands Pharmacy 01305 213475 Dorchester, DT1 2FD
  • Victoria Park Pharmacy 01305 264012 Dorchester, DT1 2LW
  • Boots 01305 264340 Dorchester, DT1 1BQ
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In Person

You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications.

Alternatively, you can submit a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else, providing you include the patient's name and date of birth and requested medication.

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By telephone

Order your prescription over the phone

Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by telephoning our Prescription Line on 01308 421 896 and selecting option 2 after 2pm.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and a notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to future prescriptions.

If you have taken the decision to stop taking a medication, let your GP know as they may wish to discuss this choice with you. Please do not keep ordering medication you are not taking.

Repeat Dispensing

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from your pharmacist.  This means you won't have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicines. 

 Further Information

Only order the prescriptions that you need

  • please let your GP or pharmacist know if you've stopped taking any of your medicines
  • check what medicines you still have at home before re-ordering
  • discuss your medication with your GP or pharmacist on a regular basis
  • think carefully before ticking all the boxes on your repeat prescription form and only tick those you really need
  • if you do not need the medicine please do not order it! If you need the medicine in the future you can still request it
  •  if you need to go into hospital, please remember to take all your medicines with you in a clearly marked bag
  • following a hospital admission it is not uncommon for your medications to be changed, they may be stopped, new ones added, or doses changed. Ensure that you have a record of the changes and tell your pharmacist. When you have a new prescription following any changes, take extra care to ensure these changes have been reflected in the medicines you are given

Please also remember that your medicines are prescribed only for you; it is not safe to share them with anyone else.

By doing your part and only ordering what you need you are helping to reduce the cost of wasted medicines, which means these savings could be put towards other health services.