If you need to take medication regularly your doctor may make a repeat prescription arrangement. You can obtain your repeat prescription in the following ways:
We regret we are unable to take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or 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.
Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 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
Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.
Don’t worry you can go to your local pharmacy and ask them to supply you with an emergency supply until you receive your prescription from ourselves in 2 working days’ time.
The pharmacy may charge you for this, however they will reimburse you. Please ask your local pharmacy for details.
It takes 48 hours (2 working days) for us to process your repeat medication requests.
PLEASE remember to put your requests in on time.
Your medication is your responsibility.
How to order medication
We also now provide ELECTRONIC PRESCRIPTIONS. Please see below for information.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
The Electronic Prescription Service is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how the GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
If you normally collect your repeat prescriptions from the surgery you will not have to visit the practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, we will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
You need to choose a place for the practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called a nomination and you can ask any pharmacy that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. You do not need a computer to do this.
Don’t worry you can change your nominated pharmacy or cancel EPS prescriptions at any time just speak to the pharmacy or the practice and we will remove the nomination.
Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD)
For more information on eRD please click on the link below or speak to your nominated pharmacy.
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