How to request a repeat prescription
- Online - You can order your repeat prescriptions via the NHS APP Log in - NHS App Online (service.nhs.uk)
- If you do not have access to the internet you can order your repeat prescriptions in person - Tick the boxes on your green repeat medication slip, OR, write a note stating what medications you would like and drop it off or post it to the surgery. Please only order medications that you need.
Please note - we do not take prescription requests via the telephone.
Order your repeat prescription on the NHS App
If you’re a patient at our practice, you can use the NHS App to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.
It doesn’t replace existing services.
You can still contact us in the usual ways. But, once you have verified your identity in the app, you will have easy, 24/7 access to a growing range of health services and information.
Nominate a pharmacy and order repeat prescriptions
For a step by step guide Click Here
Collecting your prescription
All prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy.
You can change your nominated pharmacy through the NHS App or if you do not have access to the internet you can give us a call.
Electronic Prescribing Service
This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.
This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen Pharmacy directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
Please let your chosen pharmacy know that you want your prescription sent to them.
Why 48 hours?
The 48 hour (or 2 working days) processing time is to enable us to receive your prescription, have your medication details checked, pass the prescription to your GP for checking and signing, update your medical records to avoid confusion and error and to get the prescription back to reception for collection.
Please ensure that you have sufficient medication to cover this period.
Only in emergency circumstances will exceptions be made. This is then at the discretion of the doctors.
Help with NHS costs
In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:
- those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
- those who are age exempt
- those with certain medical conditions
- More information is available at NHS Choices