To order a repeat prescription
- Use your Patient Access account (on the Patient Access website or in the Patient Access app).
- Use the repeat ordering slip on your previous prescription or ask your nominated pharmacy to send your repeat request on your behave. Leave it at the surgery or post it to us.
- You can drop your repeat prescription into the post box if it is outside the surgery opening hours.
Your prescription will be ready for collection in 2 working days after your order has been received. Only order a repeat prescription if you have less than 7 days of medication remaining.
We can also post your prescription to you if you provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope.
Electronic prescriptions service (EPS)
If you get regular prescriptions or are already using a prescription collection service (where a pharmacy collects prescriptions from your GP practice for you) then choosing a pharmacy to dispense all your prescriptions may save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP.
You will still order your repeat prescriptions in the same way as you do now, but your prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.
You will not have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice.
We have a duty to review your health and medicines regularly. We will let you know if you need to make an appointment for a medication review with either our practice nurses or your doctor.
If you need urgent advice about your medication outside our surgery hours, please call NHS 111.
NHS prescription charges and exemptions
A GP in the surgery can only provide a private prescription if the medication is not available on the NHS.
A private prescription is not written on an official NHS prescription and so is not paid for by the NHS. A prescription is a legal document for which the doctor, who has issued and signed it, is responsible. A doctor you see privately is unable to issue an NHS prescription.
The cost of a private prescription is met wholly by the patient and is dictated by the cost of the medicine plus the pharmacists charge for supplying it. Our fee for issuing patients with a private prescription is £25.