Our patients that are on long-term medication may be put onto the repeat prescription system by a doctor.
All prescriptions should be requested in writing detailing name, date of birth, address and medication required or by providing your repeat order slip.
How soon will my prescription be ready to collect?
From the date you place your request, it will take 2 working days to process, excluding weekends and bank holiday periods. This also includes online orders. Therefore please ensure you request your repeat medication in plenty of time before you run out of medication.
Unfortunately, for reasons of medical safety we cannot accept a request for medications by telephone.
We can offer you various ways of ordering your repeat prescriptions including:
On-line via the link at the top of this page
It takes a couple of minutes to register and once you have your unique password you can order at any time saving you the inconvenience of bringing your repeat order slip into the surgery every time your prescription is due. Click here for more information about how to access online services.
Please also ask the receptionist if you are eligible to sign up to the Batch Prescription Service. This will then enable you to have your prescriptions ready for you to collect at a designated pharmacy for up to one year without you having to contact the surgery.
Alternatively please place your repeat prescription in the box located by the side window through the surgery gates.
We can also arrange for your prescription to be sent electronically to a named pharmacy of your choice, your medication should then be ready and awaiting your collection. Please ask at reception or your doctor to do this for you.
We are upgrading to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which will mean that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically from the 7th September 2020.
Electronic prescriptions help save the NHS money.You will receive your prescriptions in the same way as you do now.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Alternatively, you can send a stamped addressed envelope and we will send it in the post. Please allow at least 1 week for the postal service.
Please do not ask for medication that is not printed on your repeat prescription list and only order the medication that you are currently taking / prescribed and what you need. This will ensure that the NHS is providing an efficient and economic service to the general public.
Please ensure that you have enough medication to last over the weekend, bank holidays and any other holiday period.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, or the practice nurse 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.