Ordering a repeat prescription
If you require prescriptions for regular and continuing treatment, it is not always necessary to see the doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are computerised and the tear-off slip at the side will indicate the date your review is due.
Give 2 full working days’ notice. Please DO NOT telephone.
A request can be made by any of the following methods:
Order your repeat prescription online at a time that suits you.
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Other ways to order
You can also request your repeat prescription by:
- Ordering online via The NHS App
- Useing our secure online form
- Submitting your computerised printed slip
(This can be found attached to your prescription). Tick the items that you require. Put the slip in the box situated at the reception desk or post to us.
- Submitting a written request
List the items that you require. Please write clearly in block capitals and include your name and address, the name of the drug e.g. paracetamol, the strength of the tablet e.g. 500mg and the dosing instructions e.g. 2 tablets to be taken four times daily. (Attaching the label from the medication pack to a sheet of paper with your name and address on is acceptable).
In all cases, your prescription should be ready for collection 2 working days after we receive the request.
If you would like your prescription posting back to you, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. Please note that we are not responsible for covering postage costs.We will not accept telephone requests for repeat prescriptions owing to the likelihood of errors occurring using this method
If you require generic medication, such as calpol, ibuprofen and paracetamol, it is expected that you would buy this medication from a supermarket or pharmacy, where they are always available, at cheap prices.
Please make sure you check when you are due for your medication review. They are normally done every six or every 12 months, depending on your medication. On the white side of your prescription, there is a list of your repeat medications. By each item, there is a review date. This is when you will be due a review. About a month before you are due, there will be message on the white side of the prescription, reminding you to book one. If you are in doubt about when you are due for a review, please ask a receptionist.