If you are on regular medication, then you can usually order a repeat prescription without needing to see the doctor each time. We need at least two working days’ notice to provide a repeat prescription or three if you collect your medication from a pharmacy. If possible, order your repeat prescription about a week before your medication is due to run out.
How to order your repeat prescription
Patients on repeat medication will receive a computer-printed prescription with an attached re-order form. Please ensure that you use this form wherever possible as it makes it easier for us to manage your requests promptly. Remember to tick the items you require when ordering repeat prescriptions as this helps us process what you require and reduce unnecessary waste. Please order your repeat prescriptions in plenty of time by completing this re-order form and placing it in the reception box or by posting it to the surgery.
Remember to include your name and date of birth together with a full description of the repeat prescriptions required.
You can also order your repeat prescriptions online. To register for this service please bring a recognised form of identification to the surgery where a member of the Reception Staff will generate a password for you. Once you have registered you will be able to click on the link below to start ordering your repeat supplies of medicine.
Click the image below to order your repeat prescriptions online.
Please remember that it will take 2 full working days to process your repeat prescription request. Please do not put our staff under extra pressure if you have forgotten to request your medication. To avoid running out of medication it is recommended that you place your request a week before your last dose is due. Many local pharmacies offer a repeat prescription ordering service to help ensure you won’t run out.
Prescriptions will be ready for collection as follows:
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The Electronic Prescription Service
You can nominate a pharmacy convenient for you and we can send your prescription electronically straight there – no need to visit the surgery to collect it. Ask at your pharmacy or at the surgery for more information.
Prescriptions are free for:
- Everyone over sixty
- Everyone under 16 (or up to 19 for those in full-time education)
- Pregnant women who hold a valid maternity exemption certificate
- Mothers of babies under twelve months
- People who receive certain benefits, including income support or income-based jobseeker’s allowance
- People with a low income and those experiencing financial difficulties who hold a valid HC2 certificate (NHS Low Income Scheme)
- People with certain chronic or long-term conditions who hold a valid medical exemption certificate
- Military veterans who hold a valid war pension exemption certificate
You can check if you are eligible to receive free prescriptions online using the NHS Business Authority’s Eligibility Checker.
If you are not entitled to free prescriptions, a prescription ‘season ticket’ known as Pre-Payment Certificate may help to save you money. You can apply online or find further information regarding the Prescription Pre-Payment certificate here.
Further information regarding free prescriptions can be found on the NHS Business Authority’s Website.