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Repeat Prescriptions

medication4If you are on long-term medication you will be given a computerised prescription. The prescription will have a list of your drugs attached and you should retain this to use when ordering a repeat prescription. Please tick the items you require.

Repeat prescriptions may be requested:


  1. By post, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope if the prescription is to be returned.
  2. Personally at the reception desk by putting your request in the box situated on the wall in the waiting room.

In order to avoid mistakes and ensure your safety, we do not accept requests for repeat medication over the telephone. In exceptional circumstances eg if you are housebound, it may be possible to waive this, but this must be negotiated with your GP or the practice manager.

Local chemists collect prescriptions from the surgery daily, so please indicate whether or not you would like your prescription sent directly to the chemist of your choice or whether you would prefer to collect it from the surgery. Please remember that there are certain medications that cannot be prescribed without first seeing the doctor.

Please allow two full working days before calling to collect your prescription.

Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service allows your prescription to be sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice.

To sign up, you need to speak to your preferred pharmacy and complete a form to confirm that they can receive your prescription directly.

Once you have signed up, your chosen pharmacy will receive your prescription electronically and you will not have to pick up your paper prescription from us. However, please note that in the future if you decide to change your nominated pharmacy then it is your responsibility to inform the practice and the previously nominated pharmacy of the change.

If you have already nominated a pharmacy, from 08/09/2015, your prescription will be sent to them electronically unless you tell us otherwise. If you need to obtain a paper prescription for any reason, just let us know at the time of ordering.

This service is optional and you can continue to collect paper prescriptions as you do now if you prefer.

For more information, please speak to your pharmacist.

Did you know…

that it costs the NHS around four times more to     

provide paracetamol on prescription than

it does for you to buy it yourself.



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