How to order a Repeat Prescription


You can order your repeat medication through the following methods:

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. This is the time the prescription will be processed within the surgery and sent to a pharmacy. The time to be processed at the pharmacy also needs to be taken into consideration when ordering medications.

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Collecting your prescription

You will need to nominate a pharmacy to collect your medicine from. 

You can collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it. Pharmacies receive the prescriptions via Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:

  • on the NHS app or the website service where you order repeat prescriptions
  • at your local GP surgery
  • at a pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

Prescription Queries

If you have queries regarding your medication, your local pharmacist can provide information and advice. 

The NHS website has information that covers:

  • how your prescription medication works
  • when you should take it and how
  • any potential side effects 
  • answers to common questions.

Go to NHS Medicines A to Z 


NHS Prescription Fees

The current prescription charge is £9.90 per item. 

For further information regarding NHS Prescription Fees please visit the NHS website.


Medication Reviews

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


Out-of-Hours Medicines

If you run out of medicine outside of your GP surgery's normal opening hours and need some urgently, there are a few ways to get an emergency supply quickly, even if you're away from home. Find out more via the NHS website


Further Information