We are unable to accept telephone requests for prescriptions but many local pharmacists are able to offer this service. Please speak to your pharmacist for further details.
What is a repeat prescription?
A repeat prescription is normally given when you have a stable condition and the doctor can confidently expect that your prescription will remain the same for a number of months. The doctor will normally make the medication ‘repeatable’, which means that you will be able to reorder it at regular intervals until the doctor wishes to see you again.
How long does a repeat prescription take?
It is important that you allow at least 2 working days to process your request. Please note that working days exclude weekends and bank holidays and therefore a request left at the surgery on Friday afternoon will be available Tuesday afternoon. It would be wise to allow an extra working day if ordering via the chemist.
Please do not order a repeat prescription until you are down to your last two weeks supply of medication. If there are exceptional reasons, such as a holiday, why you need to place your order earlier than this then please let us know when making your request.
What to do if you have problems with your repeat prescription
If you find that you have too much medication or no longer require a particular item please do not re-order it. Remember to mention it to your doctor on your next visit.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.