Repeat Prescriptions

This Practice operates a system that allows you to obtain a prescription for regular medication without having to see the doctor. So that this system runs smoothly you are asked to note of the following points:

Your prescription request can take up to 3 working days to be processed.

All requests for repeat prescriptions should be made using the right-hand portion of the slip issued with your last prescriptions. All other written requests include:

  • Your name and address
  • The name of your medicine
  • The dose you are currently taking
  • How often you take it
  • When it was last supplied
  • Contact phone number

Telephone requests are not accepted.


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Private Prescriptions

For any prescriptions that have been obtained privately or from abroad please read the following policy where NHS GMS Regulations are outlined here - Private Prescriptions Policy


Other Ways to Order

Dedicated prescription mailbox - please email include in the body of the email you name and date of birth, plus the name of your medicine.

Postal requests - with a stamped addressed envelope, are fine, but please allow for extra time for your prescription to be returned to you.

When requesting via the Pharmacy - each item that is needed MUST be ticked and initialled by YOU, the patient.

Your prescription request can take up to 3 working days to be processed.

Please note; if you are asking for items that have not been recently requested (i.e. more than 6 months ago) or are not listed on the right hand side request form of your prescription, then one of the doctors may ask to see you before the prescription is issued.

Please only ask for items that you need. This avoids waste of medicines and unnecessary medicines lying around the house. These items will still be available for you to request if needed later.

If are going away on holiday, or you are ordering more medication than normal, could you please give us more notice and a reason why the additional tablets are required.

Medication Reviews

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.

Emergency Medication List

If you have run out of your medication, Reception staff can only put an urgent request through to a doctor if it is listed on the Emergency drug list. To see the list please select the PDF below.

Emergency Drug List

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.