Learn how to manage repeat prescriptions, nominate a pharmacy and query your medications.
If you take medication regularly, it may be put on 'repeat'. This means that a Doctor has authorised you to have this medication prescribed without an appointment each time you need it.
You will then be able to request medications. Please put your requests in with plenty of time before you run out of them.
Ordering repeat prescriptions
The easiest ways to order repeat prescriptions are:
These accounts show you all your repeat medicine and dosage and you can choose the ones you need.
You can also:
- fill out a repeat prescriptions request form
- bring the paper form to the surgery during opening hours
We do not take repeat prescription requests over the phone.
Collecting your prescriptions
You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.
You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.
You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:
- on the NHS App
- using our online form
Use the NHS website to find a local pharmacy.
Questions about your prescription
If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.
If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription, please call reception.
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.
As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- sore throats
- tummy trouble
- aches and pains
They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
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.
Find out more about prescription charges (nhs.uk).
What to do with old medicines
Take it to the pharmacy you got it from or bring it in to the surgery. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.