Prescriptions

How to order repeat prescriptions

If you need to order a prescription from us, you can do so in the following ways:

  1. Order in person at our reception desk.
  2. Order on paper – you can either use the right-hand side of your previous prescription (which lists all of your repeat medication from which you can choose those you wish to order) or use a prescription order sheet available at the front desk, then put your request in our repeat prescription box in our waiting area.
  3. You can register to order repeat prescriptions online. This service will also allow you to book appointments online. For more information on registering for this service, please click here to see the Online Services information.

Please note that we can only issue a medication request if you have previously been issued that medication by us, and you have had it recently.

Please allow 48 hours for a prescription to be processed and ready for collection.

As mentioned above, you can order repeat prescriptions online. This service also allows you to book appointments online. In order to use this service you will need to register. You can find out more about the registration process and requirements here.

We now offer a service called Electronic Prescribing. This allows us to send a prescription to a pharmacy electronically, without the need to print a prescription which then has to be collected and taken to the pharmacy to be dispensed. Under this system, your chosen pharmacy can simply download your prescription as soon as it has been electronically signed by one of our GPs.

In order to use this service, you will need to nominate a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to. To do this, simply visit your chosen pharmacy and request to nominate them for electronic prescribing. They may ask you to complete a short form to record this choice. You can change your nominated pharmacy or choose to stop using electronic prescribing at any time.

This service may not be for everyone – for example if you do not regularly use the same pharmacy it will not be particularly useful for you. However, if you always attend the same pharmacy this system should make prescription ordering easier for you and may be worth considering.

For further information, please see this leaflet.

The current cost of NHS prescriptions is £8.20 per item.

You can purchase Prescription Prepayment Certificates for 3 months and 12 months, which can save you money if you have to buy several medications a year. Also, some patients are entitled to free prescriptions For further information on the cost of prescriptions and help available to reduce medication costs, please click here to visit NHS Choices.

Our local pharmacies are part of a service called the Minor Ailments Scheme, which means that they can issue prescriptions for certain common conditions themselves, without the involvement of a GP or Nurse. These conditions are:

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Cold sores
  • Diarrhoea
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Hay fever
  • Head lice
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Threadworm
  • Thrush
  • Warts and verrucae

These will be charged at the standard NHS prescription rate. If you are entitled to free NHS prescriptions then these items will be provided for free as well.

For further information, please ask at your local pharmacy.