Prescriptions

Prescriptions

Prescriptions

Ways to order your prescriptions:

  1. Online: Either via: Patient Access  or NHS app.
  2. In person: Return the counterfoil of the prescription document, clearly marking with a tick the medication you require to reception. A box is provided in reception to enable you to deliver your request without having to wait
  3. Local Chemist: Arrange with a local chemist to request and collect your prescription.
  4. Post: Post the computerised repeat prescription slip indicating the medication you require to the surgery, enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope. If posting please remember to give at least one weeks’ notice for a first class stamp and longer if using second class.
  5. Email using the form submission below.

Unfortunately we do not accept prescription requests by telephone.  Only requests for items on repeat will be issued.

Prescriptions will be ready for collection after 72 hours (3 working days).

    Click here to submit an email request for repeat prescription.

    The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medications or appliances from.

     

    Good Medication Management is important.

     

    Please pre-empt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

    If you are given 56 days of tablet and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In case of emergency your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.

    If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you

    In case you have a problem, ensure that you have enough medication to cover your entire holiday. Some countries also need a doctor’s letter to explain the medication (check with your travel agent).

     

    Useful Information

    Each drug has two names – the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this you may notice a change in the colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this if you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality; it is only the appearance that has altered.

     

    Free Prescriptions

    Medication is free to: pensioners, children under 16, people under 19 and in full time education, pregnant and mothers of children under one, people suffering from one of a number of specified individual conditions, people on income support or family credit.