General Practice Data for Planning & Research (GPDPR)

From 1st July 2021, NHS Digital will collect data to support a wide variety of research and analysis to help run health and care services.  In additions, the service will also help to support the planning and commissioning of health and care services, the development of health and care policy, public health monitoring and interventions and enable many different areas of research.

For more information, you can visit General Practice Data for Planning and Research: GP Practice Privacy Notice - NHS Digital

In line with the new General Data Protection Regulation, please find attached the Data Protection Privacy leaflet explaining how we use your information

How we use your Data leaflet

Transparency Notice





Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • In person – drop your repeat slip in at reception having clearly marked the items required.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you
  • Online – follow the link at the top of this page to register for online services.
  • By Telephone - The prescription line number is 01204 463280 and will be open Monday to Friday from 10-12pm and then 2-4pm.

Nominated Pharmacy

All patients can nominate a pharmacy of their choice for their prescription to be sent to automatically. This can be done by informing either the practice or the pharmacy.   

Community Pharmacy Consultation Service

Fig Tree Medical Practice are excited to participate in a new service that will direct patients to the most appropriate healthcare professional when booking an appointment, which may be a local community pharmacist either virtually or at their pharmacy.

Local pharmacists are highly trained and skilled clinicians experienced in treating minor illnesses, and may be able to help you quicker and more conveniently.  This in turn frees up GPs to deal with patients with more complex health needs, and ensures that everyone gets treated at the right time, by the right healthcare professional.

if your symptoms can be resolved by a booked consultation with the community pharmacist instead of the GP, you will be given a same-day referral to a pharmacy of your choice. Your consultation may take place on the phone or in person at the pharmacy.

Please click on the link to find your nearest pharmacy

Find a pharmacy - NHS (

Prescription queries

If you have a query regarding your prescription please use the online services prescription comments box or email us

Your query will be passed to our pharmacy team.  Pharmacists are trained experts in the use of medicines and can help answer any of your queries if you cannot find the answer you need in the leaflet provided with your medication.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be reviewed by a GP, Practice Nurse or Pharmacist at least once a year to review these regular medications. These are usually done on your month of birth and the practice will contact you.  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.

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