Colsterworth Medical Practice

Repeat prescriptions

Patients may obtain repeat prescriptions by written request to the practice, assuming that the general practitioner has previously agreed that this facility is medically appropriate. Patients offered the facility of obtaining repeat prescriptions are usually given a pre-printed piece of paper with the written instruction on that piece of paper that the items required be ticked.

Alternatively you may order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration prior to using the service.


Our aim is to provide the drugs or appliances requested for those of our patients to whom we dispense after three working days of request providing that we receive that written request prior to 11:00 Mondays to Fridays.

This does not mean that a prescription request delivered through our door at 18:35 on a Friday will be available on the following Monday morning, but rather on the following Wednesday morning, at the earliest.

Please note that we stamp requests for prescription repeats with the date received, but not the time, and that four working days may be a more appropriate time after which to collect the items requested. This also gives us a reasonable time within which we can order the drugs from one of our wholesale suppliers.

Occasionally the doctors may have to provide alternative drugs in cases where the original drug is unavailable. Please note also that the doctors will not guarantee a particular manufacturer as we are asked to obtain the cheapest drug available.

Please also note that Lincolnshire South West Clinical Commissioning Group, in common with primary care organisations elsewhere, asks that doctors provide no more than 28 days’ supply of a drug at a time.

Medication Reviews

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

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 26th March, 2020