What is a repeat prescription?
Repeat prescriptions are medicines your doctor would like you to take regularly. The back of your prescription has a list of them.
Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
The easiest way to order repeat prescriptions are:
These accounts show you all your repeat medicine and dosage and you can choose the ones you need.
You can also:
- Use our online form
- Use the repeat dispensing service via your nominated pharmacy
- Use the repeat ordering slip on your previous prescription. Leave it at the surgery or post it to us.
Only order medications that you need and if you have less than 7 days of medication remaining.
We do not accept repeat prescription requests over the phone. But reception can help elderly or disabled patients who do not use online services.
Collecting your prescription
You can collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it. Pharmacies receive the prescriptions via Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your medicine from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:
- on the app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
- at your GP surgery
- at any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions
Questions about your Prescription
If you have questions about your medication, your local pharmacists can help you. 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
- answers to your common questions.
If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription, you can book a routine appointment with the practice pharmacist by:
As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- Sore throats
- Tummy trouble
- Aches and pains
They can also discuss 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 room. This means you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.
Prescription charges and exemptions
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.
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