Please allow 48 HOURS, i.e. TWO FULL WORKING DAYS between requesting your prescription and collecting your prescription

Please post or deliver your repeat prescription request to the surgery or use our online services to order.

Local pharmacies collect prescriptions from Winscombe Surgery.  However, please check with Reception before placing your repeat prescription as some pharmacies offer a limited collection service from the Surgery.


If you nominate a pharmacy from which you wish to collect your repeat medication on a regular basis, the Practice can send your prescriptions electronically to that pharmacy rather than having to print out the green prescription form. If you wish to sign up for this service, please contact the Pharmacy you would like to nominate and they will set you up on the EPS system.

Banwell Surgery has a Pharmacy attached to the premises.

Some local pharmacies can provide a delivery service and also a repeat ordering service, please ask the Pharmacist for details.

Alternatively, on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope we can post your prescription to you.

If you require any further information please ask at Reception.

Medications Review

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor at least once a year to review these regular medications.

Practice Drug Budget

We are sure you are aware that we have a drug budget for all medication that we issue at the Practice and are under constant pressure from the government to stay within this budget. We would therefore request our patients to help us by reminding you all of the following:

Our computer system monitors how much medication you are prescribed and as a result if you request a prescription before it is due there may be a delay before it is issued. We recognise that it may sometimes be necessary to make an early request ie holiday. If this is the case please help us by putting a note on the request giving the reason. This will help prevent any unnecessary delay

Repeat Request

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery. Please note this website based medication requests service is to be decommissioned and you should register for our Patient Access service to order repeat medication electronically.  Ask the Receptionist for details on how to do this.

Group A Streptococcus - Information for families and carers of children

You may have seen reports about a higher-than-usual level of Group A streptococcus (GAS) infections in children this year, and we understand if you are concerned.

GAS is a common bacteria – lots of people carry it without being unwell.

It can cause many common mild infections, including sore throats or scarlet fever, which can be easily treated with antibiotics. 

The information below explains how it is spread, and what to look for when your child is unwell.

How is it spread?

GAS spreads by close contact with an infected person. It can be passed on through coughs and sneezes, or from a wound.

Which infections does GAS cause?

The bacteria usually causes a mild infection, producing sore throats or scarlet fever, which can be easily treated with antibiotics.

What is invasive group A strep?

This is when the bacteria gets into the bloodstream and causes serious illness – called invasive Group A strep (iGAS). These cases are very rare.

Symptoms of mild GAS infections

Symptoms of mild infections include: sore throat; fever; chills; muscle aches; and in cases of scarlet fever, a rash and a white coating on the tongue, which peels leaving the tongue red, swollen and covered in bumps

When to contact us:

– If your child is not recovering after a bout of scarlet fever, a sore throat, or a respiratory infection, and you are concerned they are becoming more unwell

– If your child is drinking much less (50% less) than normal

– If your child has had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more, or shows other signs of dehydration

– If your baby is under three months and has a temperature of 38C, or is three to six months old and has a temperature of 39C or higher

– If your child is very tired or irritable

Call 999 or go to A&E if:

– Your child is having difficulty breathing – you may notice grunting noises or their tummy sucking under their ribs

– There are pauses when your child breathes

– Your child’s tongue or lips are blue, or their skin is mottled/pale

– Your child is floppy and will not wake up or stay awake

– Your child has a weak, continuous, or high-pitched cry