For long term medications you will be issued a repeat prescription. You, your representative or a chosen pharmacy can collect the prescription from reception at an agreed interval (usually 28 days). Patients may also order online.
Please allow 2 working days for processing of repeat prescriptions.
If you have a pharmacy collecting your prescription on your behalf, you need to contact the surgery 2 working days before your medication is due and ask reception to put it in the pharmacy packet.
If we have not received the request from you beforehand your prescription will not be released.
If you are asking for a medication that is not on your repeat list then you will need to request this from the doctor before it is confirmed.
All medication requests are at the discretion of of the doctor.
Electronic Prescription Service
You do not usually need to order repeat medication before collection. The surgery has recently introduced the Electronic Prescription Service. This means that if you nominate a local pharmacy who are also signed up for the service your prescription will be sent electronically straight to the pharmacist without you having a paper prescription to take with you.
If you would like to register for this service, please complete our form.
Patients on repeat medication will need to have these reviewed at least once a year. You will be advised whether you need to:
- complete the online form or
- see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.