If you take medicine regularly you'll usually have a repeat prescription. This means you can order your medicine when you need it without having to see a GP until your next medicine review.
This means that the doctor has given permission for you to be given this prescription in the future, without first having to make an appointment with them.
We discourage calling the reception for requesting a repeat prescription. We have very busy phone lines, so it would be best if you can follow the alternative methods below.
How to Order Repeat Prescriptions
Please avoid medicine wastage, only order the repeat medication you need. Think before you tick the box, Do I really need to order it?
Patients can request repeat prescriptions through PatientAccess or the NHS App. If a patient has already nominated a pharmacy, prescriptions will be sent there. If not, they will be sent to the practice to be picked up. Doing it online will help minimise your trips to the Practice – only one visit is needed to collect the prescriptions, and allows you to avoid queues and busy telephone lines.
After the doctor authorises your repeat prescription, you will be given a prescription slip. Tick the items you require on the slip - or - write it on a piece of paper. Then either post it or drop it in the postbox outside the surgery. If you want the prescription posted back please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
This GP practice offers the Electronic Prescription Service, which allows you to choose or “nominate” a pharmacy to get your medicines or appliances from.
Your GP then sends your prescription electronically to the place you nominated. To register for requesting your repeat medication electronically please bring in photo ID to Reception and your access will be activated.
Where do I collect my prescriptions?
You can choose a pharmacy or dispenser to dispense all your prescriptions. When you get a prescription, it will be sent electronically to the dispenser you have chosen. You can collect your medicines or appliances without having to hand in a paper prescription.
Any Pharmacy through Paper Prescriptions
When you are issued a prescription, you will be given a paper copy that you can take to any pharmacy or other dispenser in England. The paper copy will contain a unique barcode that will be scanned to download your prescription from the secure NHS database.