Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by:

Please check before ordering your prescription medicines. Only order medicines you need. Your prescription will be ready in two working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays. Any problems please contact the surgery.

If you want your prescription sent on to a local pharmacy please mark this on your request.

Online Prescription Requests

You can request your repeat prescriptions through Patient Access, our secure online service. To register for Patient Access, just complete the Register for Online Services form and one of our receptionists will issue you with login details. You can then visit our online services and follow the instructions.

Electronic Prescriptions

Our policy is to send all prescription requests electronically to the patient’s local nominated pharmacy.
This is called the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) and means there is no need for a patient to come into the surgery to collect a paper prescription.
To nominate a specific local pharmacy, please complete our Electronic Prescription Service form.

Disposal of Medications

Please dispose of out-of-date prescriptions carefully. They can be returned to any pharmacy for disposal.
Do not bring them to the surgery for disposal or place them in standard domestic waste.
Ensure that your prescription drugs are stored at home out of reach of children.

New Medication

If you think you may need a new medication, why not visit the NHS Choices Medication Directory to find out if you can buy it over the counter or to find a local pharmacy who can advise you.

Alternatively, make an appointment for a consultation.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to speak to a doctor or clinical pharmacist at least once a year, to review these regular medications. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

You can view the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website. You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions

(PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication. Please view the website www.nhs.uk/save-money-with-a-prescription-prepayment-certificate-ppc for more information.