Prescriptions

How do I order my Repeat Prescription?

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

  • Online
  • In person – use the white side portion of your last prescription, carefully mark the items required and drop it in to the surgery.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Pharmacist’s help – by completing and giving the request slip to one of the local community pharmacists. Please check with your pharmacist first, since not all pharmacies make routine contact with the surgery.

Please note that we do not accept prescriptions over the telephone.

You must allow for at least three working days for your prescription to be ready. This excludes Bank Holidays, Saturdays and Sundays as working days.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper-free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.

We encourage all patients to register for this free service. You can register for electronic prescribing by completing our online EPS registration form.

Benefits of EPS

  • Electronic prescriptions help you, your doctors and the environment. You can help save NHS funds by nominating the pharmacy of your choice to receive your prescriptions electronically.
  • 2 out of 3 patients on repeat medicines now receive electronic prescriptions. Join them by choosing which pharmacy to collect your prescriptions from.
  • Did you know that the NHS spends a significant amount more money processing and storing paper prescriptions? Choose electronic prescriptions to save you time, save NHS funds and help the environment.
  • We’re making things easier for you by sending your prescriptions electronically to your pharmacy, ready for you to collect your medicines.
  • Over half of all prescriptions are now electronic.
  • All you have to do to start using the electronic prescription service is choose which pharmacy to collect your prescriptions from.

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk.