Repeat Prescriptions

Patients on long-term medication and approved for repeat prescriptions can place orders in a number of ways:

  • In person - drop your prescription in the post box in the surgery reception. 
  • By post - send it in with a stamped addressed envelope if you want it posted back to you.
  • Online - once you have registered for online services you can order using your chosen service (NHS app, myGP etc)


When Will My Prescription Be Ready?

We will take up to 72 working hours to produce your prescription. However, some pharmacies can now take up to an additional 5 days to dispense medications. 

We have no control over this so please speak with your chosen pharmacy for more information. 

If you wish to change your nominated pharmacy, you can do this via reception or visiting your pharmacy of choice. Some online access apps will also allow a change of nominated pharmacy. 

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.

Click here for more information about electronic presrcribing services.

Batch Prescriptions (Repeat Dispensing)

You may be offered batch prescriptions, commonly known as Repeat Dispensing.

It is a new way of getting your medicines without having to ask the doctor or call the Practice for a prescription each time.

This is usually suitable for patients who are on stable medications which are not changing frequently. Eg. BP medications which are not likely to change in the next few months. 

Please speak to your Pharmacist or GP for further information.

Repeat Dispensing Patient Information


Hospital Prescriptions

If you have been given a Hospital Prescription, this needs to be taken to the Hospital Pharmacy where they will dispense and supply your medication. You should not have been advised to bring it to the GP surgery or a community pharmacy.

Hospital Pharmacy guidelines are as follows:

  • Where an item is prescribed which is out of stock, advise the patient when it will be available for them to collect.
  • If they are unable to collect, arrange for a delivery to be made.
  • If the product is out of stock on a long-term basis, contact the prescriber to arrange for an alternative.
  • Where a patient is unhappy with the waiting time, if this exceeds 20 minutes, the patient can request a delivery.
  • Where an item prescribed is non-formulary, refer back to the prescriber for an alternative. Do not dispense the item or tell the patient to obtain it elsewhere.

Once the hospital pharmacy has dispensed your medication, please bring the pink Copy to the Surgery so we can update your records.

Medication Reviews

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