Your medication can be ordered from the surgery using one of the following options:
- Online via SystmOnline – If you are not registered, you will need to complete our Register for Online Services form
- You can leave your repeat prescription request at reception to be processed
- You can request a repeat prescription by using our Request a Repeat Prescription Triage
Please give a minimum of 5 working days notice before collecting your prescription request. If the items requested are not on your re-order form, then allow at least 5 full working days before collecting.
We do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone, as it is clinically unsafe for patients.
Your doctor will review your repeat medication every 6-12 months to keep it up to date, and may request that you attend for blood test or come to see the doctor at this time.
If for any reason you are not taking your medicines or you have supplies at home, do not request that medicine. Our aim is to ensure continuous supply of medication and reduce waste of unwanted medication. To achieve this, please ask to synchronise your medication requests to once a month by letting us know what we need to do to.
Never share medication with anyone else and let us know if you have any concerns regarding your medication.
Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)
We understand that the process of coming into the surgery and then taking your prescription to the pharmacy can be very time consuming and we would like to make the process easier for you.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescriptions to the place of you choose to get your medicines or appliances from. Almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically, but paper prescriptions will continue to be available under special circumstances.
For more information on the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) please go to – www.nhs.uk.
To nominate a chemist/pharmacy, please complete our Register for Electronic Prescription Service Form. Alternatively you can speak to the chemist/pharmacy of your choice.
A full list of local pharmacies can be found on the NHS Website at www.nhs.uk/Pharmacy.
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.
To buy a PPC online, please go to www.services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-prescription-prepayment-certificate.
For full information on prescription charges, please visit www.nhs.uk/how-much-nhs-prescription-charge.