What is a Repeat Prescription?
A repeat prescription is a continuous supply of certain medication that you can routinely order for a set period of time without having to see a doctor.
The doctor will arrange for this medication to be available for you to order for a clinically appropriate length of time and you will then require a review.
We review any regular medication on a repeat prescription annually and wherever possible the doctor will do this without you having to attend the surgery.
How do I order my Repeat Prescription?
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- You can complete the request medication online form.
- If you already have patient access then you can request repeat medication via www.patientaccess.com
- You can use the NHS app which is owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. To find out more visit www.nhs.uk/the-nhs-app
- In person – use the white side portion of your last prescription, carefully mark the items required and drop it in to the surgery.
Please allow 2 working days for your prescription request to be processed.
Please note the ordering of prescriptions over the phone is not acceptable.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.
We encourage all patients to register for this free service. You can register for electronic prescribing by completing the ‘Register for Electronic Prescribing’ form.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/how-much-nhs-prescription-charge
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/get-help-with-prescription-costs.