If you need to take medication on a regular basis, your doctor may decide to issue you with repeat prescriptions. This will remove the necessity for you to be seen every time you need a fresh supply of medicines.
How do I order my Repeat Prescription?
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Online – Using our Repeat Prescription Requests triage
- Using our online services – Patient Access
- In person – Post the tear-off slip indicating the medication you require to the surgery, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope. If posting please remember to give at least one weeks notice for a first class stamp and longer if using second class. The post box is next to the main reception entrance.
- By post – You may post or leave your request at reception, enclosing a stamped, addressed envelope if you would like your prescription returned by post. Some chemists will collect your prescription from the surgery: details are available from the receptionists. Please tick all items required and put a line through what is not required.
Unfortunately, requests for repeat prescriptions cannot be taken over the telephone, except in exceptional circumstances, as this blocks our telephone lines and leads to errors.
Please do not waste the doctor’s time by taking up an appointment just to request a repeat prescription.
When will my Prescription be ready?
All requests take 2 working days to action – longer at weekends and public holiday, please request well in advance of public holidays.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
- Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
- General Public – Buy or Renew a PPC On-line
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website