Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can also be requested;

  • Via eConsult
  • Via the NHS App
  • By completing the repeat prescription form with your prescription and returning to the surgery or alternatively completing a repeat prescription form at the surgery.

 We do not accept them by telephone, unless the patient is housebound.

If you have any prescription queries please call the Surgery, between the hours of 10am-12pm, and press Option 2. 

Local pharmacies will often collect prescriptions from the surgery on behalf of the patient, prepare the medication and have it ready for collection by the patient. Some pharmacies will deliver to the homes of the housebound, disabled or elderly patients.

Please note that we need at least 48 hours notice for repeat prescriptions collected from the surgery and 72 hours if collecting from a chemist. 

It is the patient's responsibility to ensure the correct medication is on their prescription.


Electronic Prescribing Service

This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.

This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.

To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.

For more information please click here.

Medication Reviews

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

Questions about your prescriptions

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

Go to Medicines A to Z (

Travelling With Medication

If you require a GP letter for travelling with medication you will need to make this request in writing AT LEAST 4 WEEKS in advance.

The following information will need to be provided:

  • Name and passport number
  • Dates of travel to each destination, including flight details
  • The name of the prescribed drug(s)
  • Total quantity and dose needed for travel
  • If the medication will be required DURING the flight

There will be a £25 administration fee.

About Pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice and treatment (without the need to contact our surgery to get a prescription) for minor illnesses such as:

  • Sore throat (adults and children aged 5 years and over)
  • Earache (children and young adults aged 1 to 17 years)
  • Sinusitis (adults and childrens aged 12 years and over)
  • Impetigo (adults and children aged 1 year and over)
  • Shingles (adults aged 18 years and over)
  • Infected insect bites (adults and children aged 1 year and over)
  • Uncomplicated urinary tract infections (UTIs) in women under 65. (women age 16 to 64 years)

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription to help with aches and pains, coughs, colds and hayfever. Find a pharmacy (NHS UK).

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

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.