Repeat prescriptions will normally be ready within two working days from the surgery, or 72 hours for collection from a local pharmacy following your written request arriving at the surgery.
If the doctor has informed you that a treatment is on repeat prescription, you may obtain this by returning your computer-generated slip indicating which medicine you require.
You may request your repeat prescription:
Please allow two working days (48 hours, do not include Saturday or Sunday as they are non-working days) for your request to be processed.
You may ask for your prescription to be collected by a local pharmacy. You can also have your prescription posted back to you by supplying a stamped addressed envelope or by simply calling in to collect it.
Please note that, for reasons of safety, we do not accept telephone requests.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.
Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
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.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.