Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in a number of ways:
- By using the repeat prescription counterfoil (or repeat card), writing down the details of the medication required
- You can send your request by sending us a message
- Use the NHS App
We are unable to take orders or issue repeat prescriptions on weekends, public holidays or out of normal surgery hours.
Allow a minimum of 48 hours for completion and allow extra time for weekends and public holidays. If a stamped, addressed envelope is included with your request, the prescription can be posted to you but please allow extra time for the postal service.
We also offer a collection service (operated by the majority of local chemists). Please ask the receptionist for details. Patients do need to indicate on their repeat request slip which chemist they wish to collect from and allow extra time for the prescription to be collected by the pharmacist.
The general rule is that patients are allowed four repeats before review by the GP - the exception being contraceptive and HRT therapy when repeats are only given during consultation with the GP.
Questions about your prescription
If you have questions about your medicine or your prescription please contact the surgery.
Your local pharmacists can also answer any questions about your prescription. They can answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
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NHS Medicines A to Z
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.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.
Click here for details of the current charges
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 pre payment certificate.
- The quickest way to order a PPC is online - Buy or Renew a PPC Online
- If you need help buying a PPC, call us on 0300 330 1341
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Medicines Waste Campaign
Please help us in this campaign by:
- Ordering only what you need
- Returning unwanted medicines to your pharmacy for safe disposal
- Taking your medicines with you if you go into hospital
It is estimated that at any one time £90 million worth of unused prescription medicines are being retained in individuals' homes across the UK. With a few simple considerations patients could help save the NHS millions each year.
For more information please download the Medicines Waste Poster (PDF, 197KB).
As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- Sore throats
- Tummy trouble
- Aches and pains
They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
Find a pharmacy
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.
Most pharmacies have a private room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff.