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The Prescription telephone line closed down on 31 May 2016.

The reason for the closure of the telephone line was due to patient safety and good practice.

Prescriptions can be requested by registering for online ordering, or by email to: or by placing your repeat in the box in the surgery entrance, or by posting the repeat.

Please TICK ALL the items that you require.

You can discuss your prescriptions at the surgery Monday to Friday from 9am to 12pm ONLY.

Repeat prescriptions will be signed by your GP within 48 hours THEN forwarded to your chemist of choice


Repeat Prescriptions

In person at the reception desk Monday to Friday
from 09:00 to 12:00.

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • In person - place your repeat slip in the box situated in the surgery entrance or you can use this form.
  • On-Line - for those patients registered for this service (see reception).
  • By post - send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want it posted it back to you.
  • By email - to 

Please note, patients are issued with 28 day supply of drugs in accordance with Government guidelines.

Medication Reviews

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

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
If you wish to collect your medicine direct from the chemist please remember to allow extra time for this service.


Mid Essex Policy on: 'Medicines that are available for purchase over the counter'

Burnham Surgery supports the principles of the Mid Essex Policy on medicines that are available over the counter. An increasing range of medicines are available for purchase. It is particularly the case for patients with a self-limiting illness that they are expected to purchase such medicines after seeking appropriate advice from a community pharmacist or other healthcare professional. Please see the Mid Essex Policy.  CCG Medicines Guidelines

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