You can order a repeat prescription the following ways:
- Online via our Repeat Prescriptions Triage.
- Requests can also be made via your local pharmacist. Prescriptions will be returned by post if you include a stamped self-addressed envelope, please make sure you allow sufficient time for this to reach you, or if you prefer they can be collected by a local pharmacist by arrangement.
We offer a repeat prescription service within 72 hours (three working days) from the time of receipt at the surgery during opening hours. Please note this does not include weekends or bank holidays. You should endeavour to order further supplies of your medication in good time to be sure you do not run out, particularly at an inconvenient time such as when the surgery is closed.
Whenever possible please use the printed repeat prescription sheet issued with your last prescription and complete by ticking the items required. However not all regular medication is suitable to be included as a repeat prescription item and this is usually because regular monitoring is required and the GP needs to authorise the medication each time it is requested. In these circumstances write the medication name, strength and dosage on a piece of paper along with your name, address and telephone number and deliver to the surgery in the normal way.
Electronic Prescribing Service (EPS)
We are now able to issue prescriptions electronically to a pharmacy nominated by you, and as most pharmacies are signed up to this service, this could be almost anywhere in the country. For more details please visit www.nhs.uk/eps-patient-information-sheet.pdf.
Please note that you may already have been signed up by a local pharmacy at some point in the past, and any issues with this need to be addressed to the pharmacy concerned.
Please be advised that prescriptions issued by a private consultant cannot be converted into NHS prescriptions. You need to take your private prescription to a chemist who will advise you of the charge. Even if this is high, we are not allowed by new NHS rules to issue them.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website at www.nhs.uk/how-much-nhs-prescription-charge.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting www.nhs.uk/get-help-with-prescription-costs.