What is a Repeat Prescription?
A repeat prescription is a continuous supply of certain medication that you can routinely order for a set period of time without having to see a doctor.
The doctor will arrange for this medication to be available for you to order for a clinically appropriate length of time and you will then require a review.
We review any regular medication on a repeat prescription annually and wherever possible the doctor will do this without you having to attend the surgery.
If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please complete our Medication Review form.
How do I order my Repeat Prescription?
Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- In person – use the white side portion of your last prescription, carefully mark the items required and drop it in to the surgery.
We do not accept prescription requests by telephone. Please allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be eligible for Repeat Dispensing direct from the local pharmacist. This means you won’t have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicine. Please ask the doctor or nurse if you are able to benefit from the service at your next appointment.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website: How much is the NHS prescription charge?
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/get-help-with-prescription-costs.