Prescriptions

Visit our prescriptions room where you will be able to find your nearest pharmacies, request or review your medication and register for electronic prescribing.

When Will My Prescription Be Ready?

Prescriptions will be ready for collection in 2 working days (longer by post) if you will be picking the prescription up from the surgery.

Please request repeat prescriptions well in advance of public holidays, etc.

For those that request their prescription to be sent to a local pharmacy, the collection time will be dependant on that pharmacy. Please contact the relevant pharmacy for an indication of the timescale.

Collection Points

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is a NHS service that allows us to send your prescription(s) directly to your chosen pharmacy. This paper free prescription service means that you do not have to come into the surgery to collect your prescription.

We encourage all patients to register for this free service.

Read more about the electronic prescription service.

Good Medication Management Is Important

Please pre-empt ordering prescriptions to avoid medication running out.

If you are given 56 days of tablets and you have 7 days left, order your new prescription. In the case of any emergency, your regular pharmacist will give you a couple of tablets until you get your new prescription.

If you are going on holiday you should take a list of your medication with you. In case you have a problem ensure you have enough medication to cover your holiday. Some countries also need a doctors letter to explain the medication. Check with your travel agent.

If you have elderly relatives ensure that they have an adequate supply of their medication. Dossette boxes/blister packs can be arranged if they have a large amount of medication to take.

Useful Information

Each drug has two names – the generic and the brand name. Where possible we use the generic name because this is usually much cheaper for the health service. Due to this, you may notice a change in colour, shape or size of your drug. Do not be concerned by this, you are still receiving the same drug of the same quality, it is only the appearance that has altered.

We review any regular medication on a repeat prescription annually and wherever possible the doctor will do this without you having to attend the surgery.

If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please use this form.

Alternatively, you can book your medications review appointment at least 10 days before your medication runs out.

Other Ways To Order Your Prescriptions

In the interests of safety, we do not accept requests by telephone.

Free Prescriptions

Medicines are free to:

  • Pensioners.
  • Children under 16.
  • People under 19 years old and in full time education.
  • Pregnant or nursing mothers.
  • People suffering from one of a number of specified individual conditions.
  • People on income support or family credit.