Repeat Prescriptions


Please note, that from February 10th 2024, we can no longer accept repeat prescription requests over the phone and via email. Requests must be made via the NHS app, Patient Access, via PATCHES or handwritten requests to reception

Ordering a repeat prescription

The most efficient procedure for patients taking repeat prescriptions is to order online and collect from your nominated pharmacist usually within 2 working days

When you order a prescription online, you can have it sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. This is called a nomination.

Learn how to nominate a pharmacy

The NHS App

Order repeat prescriptions via the NHS App or NHS website, and have them sent to a pharmacy of your choice.

Learn more about the NHS App

Use Online Services

The easiest way to order your prescription is by using our online services.

In Person

You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications.

Or, you can submit a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else. You must include the patient's name, date of birth and requested medication.

By Post

You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice.

If you're unable to collect your prescription from the surgery, please include a stamped, addressed envelope for return by post. Please allow at least seven days if requesting your medication by post.

Recently registered at the practice and require a prescription?

Before we can issue you any prescriptions please book a new patient health check with our health care assistant. They will go over your past and current medical history and treatments, record your medications and any allergies, organise any indicated tests and update your medical record. The health care assistant can then arrange to set up a regular repeat prescription for you.

Collecting a repeat prescription

You can arrange for your repeat prescription to be collected by one of our local pharmacies to save you another trip to the surgery. You can also if you wish nominate a pharmacy where your prescriptions can be sent electronically.  You can enquire at your local pharmacy for this service or speak to one of our receptionists. Please allow 48 hours (or two working days) before collection. We can post your prescription to you if you provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope.

Annual reviews of patients receiving repeat prescriptions

All patients receiving repeat prescriptions are asked to attend an annual appointment with a Nurse or Doctor to review their condition and medication and to conduct appropriate monitoring tests. This is recommended good practice in the NHS. Your repeat prescription counterfoil will contain messages advising you to arrange an appointment for such a medication review as you approach your annual review date.

Medications that are not issued as repeat prescriptions

It is recommended practice not to issue certain types of medication as repeat prescriptions. Therefore you may be asked to consult with a Nurse or Doctor for each issue. Examples include many anti-depressants, drugs of potential abuse or where the prescribing is subject to legal or clinical restrictions or special criteria.

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