Repeat Prescriptions

You can request repeat prescriptions via the NHS App or Patient Access. If you need help getting set up, please click the below image, where you will be able to access instructions on getting set up and/or how to request your repreat prescription online. 

Please note : 

Repeat prescriptions are those that your doctor has agreed to issue without seeing you for a period of time - these will show in the NHS App if in date

Acute prescriptions are ones that are not issued regularly, may be controlled drugs or drugs that need closer monitoring - these will not show in the NHS App 

Electronic Repeat Dispensing is where your batch of prescriptions is stored at the chemist so you dont have request monthly from the surgery - please check with the pharmacy when you are on your last issue of your batch - these also dont show in the NHS App


For more information see Electronic repeat dispensing for prescribers - NHS Digital

You can continue to request repeat prescriptions in paper form by dropping them into the surgery or email

The surgery CANNOT accept repeat requests via the telephone for safety reasons. 

Collecting your prescription

Your prescription will be ready within 72 hours. If you prefer, we can arrange for your prescription to be sent to a local chemist.  Please remember to tell us where you wish to collect your prescription from when you make a request.

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.

Medication reviews

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.

Prescription charges

Find out more about prescription charges (

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.

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • 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.