Repeat Prescriptions

We run a computerised system to issue repeat prescriptions which have already been agreed with your doctor.


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Other Ways to Order Your Prescriptions

  1. Online for Under 16s:
    Access our online ordering service for Under 16s
  2. In Person:
    Drop your completed prescription in the box provided in the lobby.
  3. By Post:
    Post your prescription to us (with a SAE for return if you wish).
  4. Chemist:
    Arrange with a local chemist to request and collect your prescription. Allow 5 working days for this service. See Collection points section below for further information.

When will my Prescription be ready?

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days if you will be picking the prescription up from the Surgery.

Request Received:

Script Ready at Surgery By:

Monday

Wednesday

Tuesday

Thursday

Wednesday

Friday

Thursday

Monday

Friday

Tuesday

For Example
A script received on Tuesday at 4pm will be ready for collection
on Thursday after 4pm.

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in two working days i.e., your prescription will be processed in office hours 8am to 6.30pm. If you ordered your prescription outside of office hours up to midnight, collection time will count from opening hours the following day.

If you will be picking the prescription up from the Surgery (see table above).

For those that request their prescription be sent to a local pharmacy then the time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.

Collection Points

Patients can either collect their prescription from the surgery or a chemist of their choice.

In order for prescriptions to be collected from a chemist, patients need to register at their chemist of choice for the 'Prescription Collection Service'. Once the Chemist has agreed to collection on your behalf, Patients then need to instruct the Practice which must be in writing - forms are available from most chemists.

Electronic Prescriptions Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Find out how this could save you time by downloading our leaflet.

Useful Information

Repeat Prescription requests are not accepted over the telephone as this can lead to errors.

Each drug has two names - the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.

Please book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.

Free Prescriptions

Medicines are free to: pensioners, children under 16, people under 19 years old and in full time education, pregnant or nursing mothers, and people suffering from one of a number of specified individual conditions, people on income support or family credit.