Prescriptions

How do I order my repeat prescription?

We are unable to accept requests for medication over the telephone unless the patient is housebound.

Patients must be responsible in ensuring that their medication does not run out before they can obtain the next supply. We cannot get prescriptions written out and signed before 48 hours notice.

For more information on over the counter medication, please read the NHSE OTC leaflet.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will require review at least once a year. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due, please complete the Medication Review form.

Repeat Requests

Please allow 2 working days, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. If you have any problems, please complete the Prescription Question form.

If you need to request a repeat prescription, you can do so online by completing the Request a Repeat Prescription triage.

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.

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.