What is a Repeat Prescription?
A repeat prescription is a continuous supply of certain medication that you can routinely order for a set period of time without having to see a doctor.
The doctor will arrange for this medication to be available for you to order for a clinically appropriate length of time and you will then require a review.
We review any regular medication on a repeat prescription annually and wherever possible the doctor will do this without you having to attend the surgery.
If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please complete our medication review form.
How do I order my Repeat Prescription?
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- Online using our repeat prescription request form
- Online using the NHS App
- By visiting the practice or a local pharmacy
Please allow 3 working days for your prescription request to be processed.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.
We encourage all patients to register for this free service. You can register for electronic prescribing by completing our online EPS registration form.
If you are unsure where your local pharmacy is, please use our local pharmacy finder.
Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns.
As well as helping with common illnesses, like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains, pharmacy teams can also help with stopping smoking, cutting down on alcohol, advice on safe sex and emergency contraception.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment, you can just walk in.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.