Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
Requests for repeat prescriptions should be made on weekdays and they will normally be ready in 2 working days.
If you get regular or repeat prescriptions, you could save time by switching to electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). eRD sends your prescriptions electronically from your GP surgery to a pharmacy of your choice. It’s easy to use and you don't need a computer or electronic device. Ask your GP or pharmacist to set it up for you.
- Order medication before you run out
- Use the list on the right side of your prescriptions to order repeats; this can be dropped into the box in reception.
- Alternatively order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration.
- Please do not order medicines by phone.
- Please do not order medicines before they are due.
- Please do not send children to collect prescriptions unless you have signed a consent form.
- If you would like the prescription to be posted to you, please provide a stamped addressed envelope.
- If you are asked to see a nurse or doctor when ordering a repeat, please come into the surgery before you order them again.
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 chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.
To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.
For more information about electronic prescribing services.
Patients requiring Emergency Contraception should be aware that they need to access a GP by appointment or the pharmacist as soon as possible or within 72 hours of being sexually active in order for the treatment to be effective.
Questions About Your Prescription
If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.
Find out more about prescription charges (nhs.uk).
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
What to do With Old Medicines
Take it to the pharmacy you got it from or bring it in to the surgery. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.
As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- sore throats
- tummy trouble
- aches and pains
They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.