Prescriptions

Ordering repeat prescriptions

The easiest ways to order repeat prescriptions are:

These accounts show you all your repeat medicine and dosage and you can choose the ones you need.

You can also:

  • fill out a repeat prescriptions request form
  • bring the paper form to the surgery, during opening hours then post your repeat prescription slip in the box at reception. It is located at the front of the building, to the left of the glass doors.

We do not take repeat prescription requests over the phone or email.

It is your responsibility to request your repeat medications, or if your pharmacy offer a repeat prescription order service, you can ask them to do this on your behalf.

The surgery will not automatically issue prescriptions without receiving a request.

What if my medication is not on repeat?

If you require medications that you have recently been started on, or items you do not have regularly that do not show on your repeat medication list, you can request this online in two ways.

When ordering other repeat medications via the NHS App, you can put in a request for other medications that do not show in the list via the comments box.
THIS BOX IS NOT TO BE USED FOR URGENT MEDICAL CONCERNS- PLEASE CALL THE SURGERY IF YOU HAVE NEW OR CONCERNING MEDICAL ISSUES.

Alternatively you can use our form below.

Prescription Request Form.

If the doctor needs to speak with you about your request or if we need any further information, the surgery will be in contact with you.

Request prescription using GP online system

Manage repeat prescriptions via our online service. Log in and select an option.

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Not registered for Online Services yet? Request medication online without a log in with the Prescription Request Form.

Collecting your prescription

Your prescription should be ready for collection within 5 working days. Please allow extra time for weekends and bank holidays. Please do not come to the surgery to collect prescriptions unless instructed to do so. To avoid possible delays at reception, please collect your prescription after 2:00pm.

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:

  • on the app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
  • at your GP practice
  • 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.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

We are keen to ensure that patients on repeat medication are reviewed regularly. If you have not been seen recently, you may be asked to make a telephone appointment for a review of your condition and medication.

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • sore throats
  • tummy trouble
  • aches and pains

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

Most pharmacies have a private consultation. You can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.