Repeat prescriptions are medications that appear on the reverse of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
How to Request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways however requests will not be accepted over the phone.
Repeat prescriptions should be requested 7 days before the medication is needed. During Christmas, New Year, Easter and Bank Holiday periods, requests should be made 10 days in advance.
After requesting your medication, please allow up to 48 hours for your request to be processed.
You can order your repeat prescriptions via Patchs or Patient Access* on a computer, ipad or a phone app.
*A login is needed for this service.
Fill in a prescription request form or underline the items needed on the tear-off side of your prescription and drop this into the surgery. Please do not order any medications you do not need.
If a stamped and addressed envelope is supplied, your prescription can be returned via Royal Mail. Find our postal address.
For more information about changes to the Repeat Prescription process, please read Repeat Prescriptions
For any patients receiving Pregabalin or Gabapentin, please note the recent changes to their classification Pregabalin and Gabapentin Patient Leaflet
Electronic Repeat Dispensing
We are working on a big project to switch some of our patients on to ‘electronic repeat dispensing (eRD).’ This can only be done if a patient is stable (i.e. their recent blood tests are at an acceptable level) and where the medication is safe to put on repeat dispensing.
Patients will be informed as and when they are moved onto eRD . This will allow us to prescribe your regular medication for up to a year, so they’ll be ready at the pharmacy when you need them. Patients will not need to contact the practice every time they wish to order medication during this pre-authorised period.
Further information can be found in the leaflets:
Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) Leaflet 1