Ordering Repeat Prescriptions
Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on your prescription slip which the doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis. Your list can also be found on your online account.
How to Request a Repeat Prescription
- Via the NHSapp – Owned and run by the NHS, the NHSapp is the most simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet. The NHSapp is available now on iOS and Android.
- NHS Online Login – You can view your current repeat medication and order the items you require. This is for patients who have a NHS login.
- SystmOnline – Order Your Repeat Prescription Online
- By repeat slip or on paper – You can put your request in on paper by dropping it through the letterbox.
Collecting your Prescription
All prescriptions will be sent to your nominated pharmacy.
For some/few medications, the prescription must be printed off and taken to the pharmacy in person. You will always be notified if this is the case for your prescription.
- NHS prescription charges – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Save money with a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
- Find a pharmacy – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Questions about your Prescription
If you have questions about your medication, your local pharmacists can answer your questions on prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
You can also contact us at the surgery in two ways.
- Phone our pharmacist after 10am on 01263 822 066
If you have a repeat prescription, we will ask you to come in at least once a year for a review. Please make sure you book a routine appointment when we ask you to come in for your review.
You can do this in three ways.
- Phone us Monday to Friday, from 10am to 6.00pm.
- Visit the surgery and speak with a receptionist, Monday to Friday from 10am.
Find out more about prescription charges on nhs.uk.
Pharmacists are experts in medicines who can help you with minor health concerns.
As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses, such as coughs, colds, sore throats, tummy trouble and aches and pains.
Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.
Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.
Disposing of Old Medicines
If your medicine is out of date, unwanted, or some of it is left over after you have stopped taking it, do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet. Instead, take it to your pharmacy to be disposed of safely.
Did you know that your local NHS spends £15m a year on prescribing medicines that are available to buy at the pharmacy?
Following national guidance from NHS England, our GPs are asked not to prescribe these medicines (there are some exceptions, see the below link), including for conditions such as coughs, colds, headaches, mouth ulcers, travel sickness and mild toothache.
Your GP will not generally give you a prescription for over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns. Instead, over-the-counter medicines are available to buy at your local pharmacy.