Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat medication is normally issued in sufficient quantity for 28 days. Prescriptions can be repeated for as long as they are authorised by the clinician. To request a repeat prescription you can:

  • Request the required items through the Online Patient Access system.
  • Tick off the required items on the tear-off slip from the previous prescription, return it to the surgery or leave it with your pharmacy.
  • Telephone the surgery and speak with a receptionist to request the required items.

48 hours notice is required between requesting and collecting all prescriptions so that it can be prepared and signed by the doctor.

Electronic Prescription Service

If you wish, you can request that your prescription is forwarded electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) allows prescriptions to be sent direct to pharmacies through IT systems used in GP surgeries.  This will save you or your pharmacist from having to collect your paper prescription from the surgery.  Eventually EPS will remove the need for most paper prescriptions.  Please inform your pharmacy or our receptionist that you wish to nominate the pharmacy for your electronic prescriptions and we will set this up for you.