You can order your repeat prescriptions in the following ways:
- By ticking the boxes on the repeat prescription form and leaving in the repeat prescription box at the surgery. You can do this when you collect your medication so you do not have to remember the following month
- By post – enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you wish it to be posted back
You can order your repeat prescriptions up to 2 weeks in advance. If you order earlier than this your prescription will not be processed.
If you have a reason for needing to order your prescription early please discuss this with the reception team.
Prescriptions will be ready for collection 2 working days after we have received your request, although sometimes the doctor will need to see you before issuing the prescription.
All patients on repeat prescriptions need to be seen by the doctor or nurse from time to time, you can always request a medication review if you feel as if you need to see the doctor.
Patients travelling outside of the UK
Under NHS legislation, the NHS ceases to have responsibility for medical care of patients when they leave the UK.
For patients who will be out of the country for up to 3 months, the practice will provide sufficient medicines for an existing condition if clinically appropriate.
Patients leaving the UK for more than 3 months are advised to register with a local doctor for their continuing medical needs. This may need to be paid for by the patient. The practice will provide up to 3 months of medication to allow time to register with a doctor in the destination country.
If the practice is aware that a patient is outside the UK for longer than 3 months we may consider de-registering them in line with NHS regulations.
The practice is not responsible for issuing “just in case” prescriptions for medical problems which may arise while abroad. The exception to this are patients who are routinely supplied with rescue medication as part of a Personal Care Plan. The practice advises patients to obtain adequate travel insurance and access medical advice while abroad.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.