Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:
- In person – drop your repeat slip (attached to your last prescription) into the surgery having clearly marked the items required.
- By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want it posted back to you (please allow extra time for postal deliveries)
- NHS APP (not the NHS Covid App)
- Email - firstname.lastname@example.org (This email is only for requesting medication, any other queries will not be dealt with.)
- Online – follow the link at the top of this page to complete a simple registration.
- Electronic Prescribing Service - This gives you the chance how your GP sends your prescription to the pharmacy you choose to get your medicine or appliances from (see below for more information).
Please note for safety reasons we do not accept telephone requests.
Requests for medications that are not on the repeat list needs to be discussed as a telephone consultation with the duty doctor.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information please click here
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Help with NHS costs
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those who are age exempt
- those with certain medical conditions
- More information is available at NHS Choices
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
- Prescription (per item): £9.35
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
- 3-month PPC: £30.25
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 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.