Patients on long-term medication may obtain repeat prescriptions without seeing the doctor.
From time to time we will ask you to see your doctor to review your medication. We do this to monitor your illness and medication.
We will only accept written requests for repeat prescriptions. They may be obtained by bringing the request slip (which is attached to your previous prescription) into the surgery or by posting it to us; or you may sign up to our online services and request your repeat prescription online.
Please allow 48 hours between ordering and collection (not including weekends).
Did you know you can request your repeat prescription online?
The easiest, safest and quickest way to order your repeat prescription is online. There is no need to make a phone call or visit us; instead you can request repeat prescriptions online.
If you are not already registered for GP online services please let a member of the practice team know you would like to use this service. See our online services page for more information.
Sign in to Patient Access.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
We are now able to send your prescription electronically to the pharmacist of your choice. You should ask your pharmacy for further information on this service.
Information on patients who can get free prescriptions.
Ask your GP for an FP29A (Medical Exemption Certificate), also available from the Hospital Pharmacy Department. This will need to be countersigned by your GP, hospital or service doctor.
Find out more about prescription charges on nhs.uk.
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. Please book a routine appointment for your review.
Collecting your prescription
You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.
Questions about your medication
Your local pharmacists can also answer any questions about your medication. They can answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
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NHS Medicines A to Z
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 without being overheard.