What is a Repeat Prescription?
A repeat prescription is a medication that your doctor has authorised on your file which can be supplied for a certain period of time on a regular basis without having to see your doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are normally authorised for a period of 6 to 12 months but this may vary with the type of medicine and at the doctor's discretion.
How to order a repeat prescription?
Please remember that requesting your medication on time is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
It takes 48 working hours to process your request. This is to make sure that the prescribing is done SAFELY with accordance with our Prescribing Policy.
Ordering a repeat prescription is easy. Make sure you allow sufficient time to order your repeat medication so that you do not run out. We give you a choice of methods for your convenience:
- Come to the surgery and request your medication using the white slip that is attached to your repeat prescription or by filling in the request form.
- If you have a nominated pharmacy you can request your prescriptions directly from the Chemist
- You can also post or fax your request.
*We DO NOT ACCEPT TELEPHONE REQUESTS. This is due to safety reasons.
Would you like to collect your prescription directly from a Pharmacy of your choice?
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 medicines or appliances from.
Ask any pharmacy or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.