Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
You can order a repeat prescription in the following ways:
- Online through the website.
- By posting your request to the practice. If you wish your prescription to be posted back to you, please send a stamped, addressed envelope.
- By visiting the practice.
We cannot accept requests by telephone, fax or email.
Presciption Turnaround Time
Requests for repeat prescriptions should be submitted at least 3 working days before they are needed. Please note that it can take longer than this to produce your prescription if there are any queries relating to your request.
Any enquiries about your medication request can be made between 09:00 – 13:00 Monday to Friday. We have a trained prescriptions administrator who will be happy to help.
The majority of prescriptions issued are now sent electronically through to a nominated pharmacy via the ‘NHS spine’. This is the safest way to send a prescription to a chemist as it can be tracked and allows medication to be collected directly from the pharmacy of your choice without making an additional trip to the surgery.
Patients on repeat medication need to see a doctor or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications. You will be notified when your medication review is due on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
When your medication review is overdue – you will be reminded of this on your prescription. If you ask for a repeat prescription and your medication review is overdue – your GP / nurse practitioner may reduce the amount of drugs that you can request as follows:
- If you request a prescription and your medication review is overdue, the quantity of drugs supplied may be halved or reduced at the discretion of your GP / nurse practitioner.
- If you make a further request for a prescription and your medication review is still overdue, the quantity of drugs may be reduced to 14 days supply or further reduced at the discretion of your GP / nurse practitioner.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.