Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions will be issued at the doctor’s discretion and are normally for patients on long-term treatment.

Patients are asked to use the repeat slip provided with their prescriptions. If this is used we aim to complete a repeat prescription within 3 working days (failure to use a repeat slip may result in errors and additional delay).

We are also able to accept requests for repeat prescriptions through this website by clicking on the link at the top of this page. In order to use this service you need to register as a user. Please contact the surgery reception if you would like to register.

Certain requests may require attendance at the surgery for review prior to issue of the full amount requested.

Telephone requests and handwritten request for prescriptions are not accepted.

All prescriptions are now sent via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) to the pharmacy of your choice.  This also includes 'Controlled Medication'.  For further information, please speak to one of our reception team.

Prescriptions will not be issued if the request is made too early i.e. too long before your current medication runs out, unless there are mitigating circumstances e.g. holiday, bank holidays or the Christmas and New Year period.


Electronic Prescribing Service

This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.

This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.

To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.

For more information please click here

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, pharmacist 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.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

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