You can request repeat prescriptions:
Please note – we do not take requests for prescriptions by telephone. This is in line with current recommended good practice and helps to avoid errors.
Please allow as long as possible for us to process your repeat prescription request. A week is a good idea. We aim to turn all requests around in two working days.
If we are not able to produce your prescription within this time, there may be a problem with your medication and the prescribing doctor may not always be available that day.
Sometimes we may need to see you before we can re-authorise another repeat prescription for you. This may be indicated on the right hand page of your prescription.
Remember to order your repeat prescription before you run out of your medication and to plan ahead when you are going on holiday to order in plenty of time.
Exceptionally we can make special arrangements for an urgent prescription to be issued. This should only be used when events beyond your control have prevented you from ordering in time.
You can collect your prescription from reception, or you may be able to arrange for your local pharmacy to collect it for you - most local pharmacists offer a script collection service. Please ask your local pharmacy for more information about this service. You can sign up for this service through the surgery reception desk.
Run out of your medicines?
If you run out of a prescribed medicine outside your GPs opening hours and need medication urgently, community pharmacies can get you an emergency supply quickly, even if you’re away from home. Please avoid using A&E to obtain medicines that you have run out of. Our A&E departments are intended for life threatening emergencies only.
You will be required to pay a prescription charge for each of your medicines unless you are exempt from prescription charges. At present, the charge is £8.60.
You will be entitled to free NHS prescriptions if:
If you need several regular prescriptions, but cannot get them free, you may be able to reduce your costs by buying a 'Season Ticket'.
Please ask at reception for further information about this.
For more information about prescription charges please go to the Department of Health website.