Repeat Prescriptions

Your doctor may decide to issue you with repeat prescriptions.

In this practice medical records are computerised, and your regular medication will be listed.

Patients will be issued with a printed prescription which is signed by the doctor and a printed copy, which is then used to re-order medications. Please tick the items you require. If a medicine you normally take is not on your prescription copy please print the name and dose in block letters.

  • We are unable to take requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone.
  • Please allow 48 hours for the prescriptions to be processed.

Prescriptions may be posted back to you – please remember to include a stamped addressed envelope and allow extra time for postage.

Prescriptions are sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.

Repeat prescriptions need to be reviewed on a regular basis and the doctor may request to see you in order to update your medication list and carry out annual health checks.

Please make your prescription requests in writing

Repeat requests – Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

Over the Counter Products

If you require a product that can be purchased over the counter at a pharmacy, we expect you to pay for it, unless you can evidence financial hardship.