Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered via:

  • The NHS App. This is our preferred method for requests or you may have already registered for Patient Access www.patientaccess.comwhere repeat prescriptions can also be requested.
  • Using our Request Repeat a Prescription system.
  • By post by sending it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you (please allow four working days). For our address please visit our Contact Us page.
  • In person by handing in the tear off part of the previous computerised prescription into reception having clearly marked the items required.

If a local chemist is used it may take up to 2 working days longer, as it requires collection and delivery of the prescription by the pharmacist.

Unless you tell us otherwise we will leave your prescription at the reception desk for you to collect.

Order Your Repeat Prescription Online

Patients must register with online access – we currently recommend that you use the NHS App – this can easily be downloaded to any device.

If you currently use Patient Access you can continue to do so but you may wish to download the NHS App as it offers more functions such as access to up to date information on hundreds of medical conditions.

Online prescriptions are only available for patients over the age of 16 via Patient Access. We apologise if this causes any inconvenience but there are strict rules regarding confidentiality of data.

Patients registered online will be able to view a summary of their medical record. The summary is limited to any allergies, immunisations, laboratory results together with repeat medication and past appointments.

Medication Reviews

Patients on certain repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, practice nurse or a health care assistant at least once a year to review these regular medications.

We use different methods to inform when this is due such as via text, a telephone call or in a message on your prescription sent to your pharmacy. Please then ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.

Simply contact your preferred Pharmacy who will set this up for you.

We encourage all patients to register for this free service. You can register for electronic prescribing by completing our online EPS registration form.

If you would like someone to collect your prescription on your behalf you will need to complete the necessary form at reception.

Prescription Fees

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.