Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the reverse of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
How to Request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways:
Fill in a prescription request form or underline the items needed on the tear-off side of your prescription and drop it into the surgery. Please do not order any medications you do not need.
If a stamped addressed envelope is supplied, your prescription can be returned via Royal Mail. Find our postal address.
A private prescription can only be issued if the medication is not available on the NHS. The prescription is not paid for by the NHS and the cost is paid for by the patient. It is charged by the cost of the medicine and the pharmacists charge for supplying it.
Please note a prescription is a legal document which the doctor who has signed it is responsible. Doctors who are seen privately cannot issue NHS prescriptions.
Electronic Prescription Service
GP online services allow you to access a range of services via your computer or mobile. Once you have signed up, you will be able to:
- book or cancel appointments online with a GP or nurse
- renew or order repeat prescriptions online
- view parts of your GP health record, including information about medication, allergies, vaccinations, previous illnesses and test results
The service is free. Everyone who is registered with a GP can have access to their practice’s online services.
How can I start using GP online services?
Follow the steps below to sign up for GP online services:
- Tell your GP practice that you would like to start using their online services
- A member of the practice will then ask you to fill in a short registration form
- You will have to provide photo ID and proof of address. If you do not have any ID then either a member of staff will have to confirm your identity or you may have to answer questions about personal information in your GP record
- Once you have signed up, you will receive your unique username and password and a link to where you can log in
Prescription charges are as follows:
- Prescription (per item): £8.60
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
If you pay for prescription items frequently, you may find it cheaper to buy a prepayment certificate. You can do this by visiting here.