Repeat Prescriptions

How to Request a Repeat Prescription

We offer a repeat prescription service at the practice. 

You can order repeat prescriptions by:

  • Online via Patient Access
    Order your repeat prescription directly through Patient Access. Complete the simple registration form or call the surgery line and ask one of the receptionist to set you up with online access.
  • Through your nominated pharmacy
    Arrange with a local chemist to request and collect your prescription.
  • Using your NHS account
    Through the NHS website or in the NHS app)
  • At the surgery
    Prescription requests can be left at reception or posted using the repeat section at the back of your current prescription. 

Collecting your Prescription

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for us to process your request and we are unable to issue items that are not on a repeat prescription via this service; your prescription will be ready to pick up after 3pm.  Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Please ensure you enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you require your prescription to be posted to you. 

You may be asked to see a doctor if your medication review date has passed before your prescription is re-issued.

To avoid any last minute rushing please request repeat prescriptions in advance of public holidays or if you are going away.

For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please speak to your pharmacist/pharmacy to confirm your prescription is ready to collect.

Nominating a pharmacy

You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time. The ways to change your nominated pharmacy are:

  • Online via Patient Access, on the NHS app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
  • Via an online form
  • At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

Questions about your Prescription

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription, please contact the surgery.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

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.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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. 

Further information can be found here: NHS Website.