Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment.  Ideally, these should be requested 48 hours in advance.

  1. Tick the box next to the tablets/medicine you need – any regular medicines you do not tick will not be deleted.  Only ask for what you need.
  2. Hand in or post (or fax) the list to the receptionist. You should NOT telephone for a repeat.
  3. Order online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration prior to using the service.
  4. Requests should be made no more than 7 days, and at least 2 working days, before your medicine is due to run out.  There are circumstances where this may be impossible – due to holidays, working away from home, etc.  Please discuss with the reception staff requests for medicines more than 7 days before the due date.
  5. Collect your prescription 2 working days later.
  6. When your medication check date is reached you will be asked to see the doctor for a check.
  7. If you want a prescription, which is not on the list, please indicate what you want underneath the list.

You will have received from the doctor a list of your medicines. This was attached to the right hand side of your last prescription.

Doctors will wish to see everyone on repeat medication every 3/6 months.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £8.05
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Online prescription ordering system