Prescriptions

If you require a repeat prescription for medication taken on a regular basis, please either request this online, by post or in person. These will be ready for collection after 2 working days; not including the weekend.

Stamped addressed envelopes are required if you wish to have your prescription posted to you.

We do not accept telephone requests.

Details of local pharmacies can be obtained from family health services.

You will need to request a Pin number from the practice by completing our online services registration form. If you already have a PIN number for online appointment booking this can be used for repeat prescription requests.

Photographic identification will be required to register for online services.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. If you are not aware of your next review date please do contact reception.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

EPS – Electronic Prescription Service

Start using EPS

You can nominate your chosen pharmacy via our online form or at any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS to add your nomination for you. Nomination means you choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. You don’t need a computer to use EPS. You can choose up to one of each of the following:

  • a pharmacy
  • a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one)
  • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible)

You can change your nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically just tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

EPS is reliable, secure and confidential. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now.

Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser.

Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.