Repeat prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

Order Prescriptions Online

Online by following this link. New users are required to register  for online services. This system enables you to see a copy of the current repeat medication that has been authorised for you by the doctor and for which you have not yet used the quota of issues before the doctor needs to review your medication

  • To register for online services please fill in the online form here in order to receive an electronic letter to your registered email address (Please ensure that you check your Inbox and Junk Mail Box regularly for the letter). Once you have received your letter simply follow the How to Complete your Registration (Patient Guide).  Remember there is no need to register more than once, registering online will include access to online appointments
  • Having activated your account you will be able to log into the online services whenever you want. Should you experience any problems please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions – For Patients  Guide, should you continue to encounter problems please contact your GP Practice who will be able to help you

In Person or By Post

In person/by post – use the repeat reorder form on the right hand side of the prescription, tick the items required and forward it to the surgery. If you enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope your prescription will be sent to you by return post. You may also pick your prescription up in person or can arrange for the chemist to collect it.

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.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

NHS charges

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Date published: 8 October 2014
Date last updated: 6 April 2021