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Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are issued by a Clinician and are normally for patients on long-term treatment. They can be ordered in the following ways: 

  • via online services (repeat medication only)
  • via your preferred pharmacy
  • by leaving your medication request slip in the surgery letterbox
  • by post, providing a stamped addressed envelope for return

Please Note: We cannot accept repeat prescription requests via eConsult, email or text.

Please allow 2 working days for your prescription to be processed.

It is the responsibility of the patient to contact their pharmacy (after 2 working days) to see if it is ready for collection or whether there was a query with the request.

The surgery will not contact the patient to say a prescription is ready for collection.

If you require a medicine that is not listed on a repeat form, please put in writing the reason for the request and it will be assessed by a Clinician.

If you are required to have a blood test, blood pressure check or medication review, a message will be added to your repeat prescription slip. You may also be sent a text. Please contact our reception team if you would like to confirm when you are next due a check.

Please Note: Due to COVID-19 and a very high demand of prescriptions, please allow 5 working days for any prescriptions to be processed.

Important Information:

  • Please do not call the surgery to request medication, as these cannot be taken over the telephone.
  • Should your request be urgent, contact your usual pharmacy who will pass on the request.
  • Please write your details clearly when making a request.
  • Only repeat medication, not acute items, can be ordered via online services.
  • Certain medications may be hospital issue only, and we may not be able to prescribe from the surgery.

Further Information:

Medicines A to Z: Find out how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

Medicines Information: Find out about different types of medicine, the difference between branded drugs and generics, and how the medicines become available.

Prescriptions and Pharmacies: Find out about prescription charges and how pharmacists can help you with medicines and medical advise.

Electronic Repeat Dispensing: GPs and Pharmacies are moving suitable patients to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). You might be suitable for eRD if you get regular or repeat medicines that don't change.

Over-the-Counter Medicines: Information on over-the-counter items available to buy in pharmacies or supermarkets.

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Electronic Prescription 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 pharmacy, saving you having to come down to the surgery.

To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy, ask your pharmacy to sign up.

For more information, please click here.

To find a Pharmacy, please click here.

Please Note: Due to COVID-19, we cannot give prescriptions at the surgery, and all patients without a nomination will have their prescriptions sent to a pharmacy local to the surgery.

Prescription Fees

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 (under 16 or over 60)
  • those with certain medical conditions

If you are eligible for a medical exemption certificate, you can collect a FP92A Form from reception. Please fill it in and return to surgery for a GP to sign. Check if you are eligible here.

More information is available on the NHS website.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only

  • 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.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.