Repeat Prescriptions

We operate a computerised repeat prescription system to provide a quick and efficient service to those authorised by the Doctors to have repeat prescriptions.

Patients on repeat prescriptions will need to see the practice Pharmacist or one of the GPs at intervals in order for their medication to be reviewed.

Other Ways to Order your Prescriptions

  1. Pharmacy:
    You can also request via your nominated pharmacy. You are then able to collect direct from the pharmacy.
  2. By Post:
    Post the tear off slip indicating the medication you require to the surgery, enclosing a stamped self addressed envelope. If posting, please remember to use a secure tracked postal service and give at least one weeks notice for a first class and longer if using second class.

We regret that telephone requests are not accepted.

When will my Prescription be ready?

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days (longer by post) if you will be picking the prescription up from the surgery.

Request ReceivedScript Ready By
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For Example

A script received on Tuesday at 4pm will be ready for collection on Thursday after 4pm.

Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays.

If you request that your prescription is sent to a local pharmacy, you will need to allow additional time beyond the two days for the pharmacy to get it ready. This will be variable dependant on that pharmacy.

Please contact your pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.

Collection Points

Patients can either collect their prescription from the surgery, or directly from a pharmacy of their choice.

Prescription Collection Service

In order for prescriptions to be collected from a pharmacy, patients need to register at their pharmacy of choice for the ‘Prescription Collection Service’. They will then be able to request prescriptions from us on your behalf.

Electronic Prescriptions Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. EPS enables repeat prescriptions to be sent to pharmacies via a secure internet link. This allows you to request your repeat prescriptions to be sent to a pharmacy of your choice, regardless of where you are in England, to be collected by you or a relative at a more convenient location rather than having to travel to the surgery.

Please note that even though your repeat prescriptions are sent directly to the pharmacy, the pharmacy will still require sufficient time to dispense your medication (usually 2 working days).

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see us 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 and ensure any necessary blood tests are done at least 2 days before the review appointment.