Repeat Prescriptions

pill_collectionIf your doctor regularly prescribes for you, he/she may feel it is appropriate to offer the facility to allow you to obtain further supplies of your medication without having to see him/her on every occasion.

All prescriptions are now on computer, and with every repeat prescription issued there is a tear off slip on the right hand side of each prescription which has your name, address, computer number and a list of drugs prescribed. Please tick off the items you require. If you have lost your slip, we can provide a replacement. You may obtain authorised repeats by any of the following methods:

  • Preferably by using the NHS App
  • Using our on-line ordering facility - please see our Home page for full details
  • Posting a list of the repeats needed in our letterbox outside

We do not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions unless you are housebound. In this case, please call during the afternoon if possible to make your request.

Due to the volume of requests we receive, our GPs require a minimum of 48 hours to process a prescription request.  It is your responsibility to ensure that you order your repeat prescriptions in good time. Please note that your pharmacy may also have a necessary time period to prepare your prescription; Please check this with your pharmacy.

If you wish a friend/family member to collect prescriptions for you, you may need proof of identity.

Electronic Prescriptions

Since our upgrade to the fourth phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS4), almost all our prescriptions are being processed electronically. This helps to save the NHS money in paper and ink and prevents unnecessary footfall at the surgery. Your pharmacy can access your prescription using your NHS number or your prescription code.

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

If you have regular prescriptions, most patients may opt to have them automated for up to one year. This is called electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD). For more information, please read the leaflet below.

Electronic Prescription Service factsheet

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