Repeat Prescriptions

Prescriptions for medication taken regularly and approved by your doctor can be obtained without seeing the doctor in the following ways:

  • In person by using the right-hand-side of your prescription form ticking the required items and handing the request to the receptionist. If you enclose a stamped addressed envelope we will post the prescription to you.
  • Online via Patient Access (link at the top of this page). For access to this service you will need to register with reception. Please bring a form of identification for registration, preferably your driving licence or passport. You will receive a user name and password that will enable you to visit the website to order your repeat medication (the receptionist will give you details). The message facility should only be used to leave messages about repeat drugs already on your list. Click here for more information.
  • The practice now has a dedicated prescription email for patients who wish to order medication.  The email address is Please ensure all requests are concise, or otherwise you can take a photo of the right-hand-side of your prescription sheet.

Remember to order in time to avoid running out of treatment at weekends or bank holidays.



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Medication Review

We will review your conditions and treatment at agreed intervals so there is a date on your medication list as a reminder for you and for us of when this review is due. If your medication list shows a review is due please contact reception.

Repeat Dispensing

The practice is in the process of switching patients whose medical condition is described as stable by the GP to repeat dispensing.

Repeat dispensing is a new way of getting your medicines without having to ask the GP for a prescription each time.

Your GP or prescriber will authorise a number of electronic repeat prescriptions. These electronic repeat prescriptions will then be supplied to you by your pharmacy at regular intervals. Your GP will make sure it is safe for you to get your medicines in this new way. Not all medicines can be supplied on a repeatable prescription.

The pharmacist will be looking after your batch prescription forms for you, and he/she will get you to sign a batch prescription each time you go to pick up your medicines.

When you need more medicines, you can collect this from your pharmacy you do not need to order your prescription from your GP (Until the batch of prescription has run out). Before you prescription is dispensed, the pharmacist may ask you some simple questions relating to your medication.

If you don't need all of the medicines on your prescription, let the pharmacy staff know, so that they only supply the medicines you need. This will help to reduce waste and save the NHS money.

When your pharmacy supplies your final electronic repeat prescription in the series that your GP has authorised, they will advise you to contact your GP practice. Your doctor or practice nurse may want to see you to review your medication before they will authorise more electronic repeat prescriptions.

If you are going on holiday, speak to your pharmacist well in advance of your travel date. Depending on how your prescription is written it may be possible for you to collect your medication in advance. Alternatively the pharmacist may speak to your doctor to help arrange a supply of medicines for you.

If you pay for your prescriptions, you will have to pay a prescription charge for each item you get a prescription dispensed. You may find that a prescription pre-payment certificate could save you money. Ask your pharmacist for details.

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
  • 12-month hormone-replacement therapy prepayment certificate (HRT PPC): £19.30

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.


The practice has an agreement in place with the Medicines Optimisation Team via North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) that NECS employed pharmacists or technicians may access the records of patients for the purpose of optimising medication.