My go surgery state that you have to allow 72 hours from requesting prescription to actually collecting.
Last Thursday I put my request in. Monday went to pharmacy to collect and advised it hadn't come from surgery. Went back again yesterday (21/02) still not ready, went to surgery " oh they haven't been signed off by doctor yet!!!" When said I should be tonight at half five I was told. I have run out of Metformin so surgery rang pharmacy and they kindly have let me have a supply of Metformin.
My surgery is one in a group of four. It's a lottery to get an appointment . The GP seems to appear when he wants to . Going to be fun next week as I have to make an appointment to see doc to bring about a change in my medication as directed by a consultant from my local hospital.