If you take regular medication and your doctor feels your medicines can be repeated without you being seen each time, you will normally be given a computer repeat prescription slip – a tear-off portion of your prescription – listing your medication.
Please keep this slip safely. To request repeat medication, tick the box next to the name of the medication.
- We are not a private GP Practice and therefore will not issue private prescriptions to patients not registered with us.
How to Request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be requested by the following methods:
- By post enclosing a stamped addressed envelope if you wish the prescription to be posted back to you.
- Via some chemists who offer an ordering service.
- In person at the Surgery.
The number of hours from requesting a prescription for collection by the patient is 48 hours or less (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Remember to order well in advance of public holidays when the surgery and most chemists will be closed.
Your prescription can be posted to you if you supply a stamped addressed envelope – please allow one week.
The Practice has links with several local pharmacies who will collect your prescription from us.
Are you entitled to free prescriptions? Information on Prescription Charges and Exemptions
Electronic Prescription 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.
What does this mean for you?
- If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
- You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
- You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.
Patient leaflets are available in several other languages:
Start using the Electronic Prescription Service
To use the Electronic Prescription Service you will need to nominate a pharmacy of your choice. Nomination works in a similar way to a prescription collection service where the pharmacy collects your prescription for you instead of you having to collect it from your GP practice.
The main difference with nomination is that your prescription will be sent electronically and you don’t have to nominate a place that is close to your GP practice. For example, you could choose to nominate a place that is convenient to where you live, work or shop.
To use EPS we will need you to sign a nomination form and select which pharmacy you would like your prescriptions sent to. Please return the completed form to reception, or to your chosen pharmacy.