Repeat Prescriptions

How to Order your Repeat Prescriptions

You can request your prescription in the following ways:

For those patients who are on regular medication, are stable on all of their repeat medication and have been for some time, repeat dispensing may be an option. If the doctor thinks that you are clinically appropriate then he/she can issue prescriptions at intervals of up to one year depending on the medication. You will need to arrange an appointment to see a doctor to discuss and sign a consent form.

Please only order your tablets when required. This will help reduce stockpiling of medications. Please remember prescription requests take 3 whole working days.

The 3 working days starts when we receive your instruction during a normal working day. It does not start when you instruct a local pharmacy or put a prescription counterfoil through our letterbox if we are closed.

If you would like us to post the prescription back to you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope and allow one week. Ideally, all prescriptions should be ordered one week before they are needed.

For safety reasons requests cannot be accepted by telephone as this may lead to mistakes. Some drugs have similar names and an error may easily occur.

Pre-Payment Certificates

If you are not entitled to free prescriptions, a ‘season ticket’ may save you money. This is a prepayment certificate, please ask reception for details.

Find out more information on the NHS website: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk.

You can apply for a prepayment certificate on the NHS website: www.apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk.