Cheam Family Practice, Sutton, Surrey.


Prescribing of "Over the Counter" Medicines is Changing

The NHS have directed that these are no longer prescribed by the GP. 

Find out more about this policy change at:

Repeat Prescriptions

For repeat prescriptions please give us 72 hours notice (3 working days).

To avoid error, we do NOT take requests by telephone.

Use the counterfoil that the chemist returned to you from your last prescription and tick which items you need. If you do not have this, then write your request clearly on a piece of paper with your full name, address and date of birth.

You can let us have your written request by:

  • Post
  • Leaving it at the surgery

Alternatively, you can request a repeat prescription using our Online Services.

Online Services

In order to sign up for our online services please collect our sign up form from reception.

Please note you are NOT ABLE to register online for our Online Services.

Collect your prescription by:

  • Calling in for it during surgery hours
  • Providing a ready-stamped, addressed envelope
  • Having it sent to the local chemist (make a clear note on your prescription request form)

Repeat Dispensing

Depending on your medication, your prescription may be suitable for repeat dispensing. Repeat dispensing means that a local chemist holds a batch of maybe 6 or 12 of your future prescriptions and dispenses them when they become due. Ask a doctor or nurse practitioner about this service.

Ask our receptionists about internet prescribing. Even controlled drugs can now go to your chosen pharmacist through the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

If you are taking medication long term, the doctor will want to see you from time to time to review your progress.

If you take the Contraceptive Pill, you must have your blood pressure checked by a nurse once a year unless you are advised otherwise.

If you are having Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) you should have your blood pressure checked once a year. A nurse will do this for you.

If you no longer use your medication, or it becomes out of date, please return it to a local pharmacy so that it can be disposed of safely.