Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in one of 3 ways:

  • Via your local pharmacy (some pharmacies may deliver to your home free of charge if you are housebound)
  • Via this website (please note this will now take you to AccuRx)
  • Online via an app such as Patient Access

We no longer encourage patients to make written requests directly to the surgery as there are a variety of suitable options for all patients detailed above, however, if you do need to do this please leave the request in the external post box on the wall close the cycle park.

Please Note

  • We do not take requests for repeat medication over the telephone
  • You should allow 3 full working days before you expect to pick up your prescription from the pharmacy of your choice
  • We no longer offer the option to pick up a prescription from the surgery, all prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice and you should collect from there
  • We have a prescribing clerk normally available Monday to Friday mornings who can address medication queries should they arise, alternatively you can raise queries with your pharmacy
  • Please do not ring the surgery to check if your prescription is ready for collection, you should do this with your pharmacy

Medication Reviews

If you are on a repeat prescription we will need to review this with you at regular intervals to check that your medication is still working correctly. You will see a reminder on your prescription asking you to arrange a review, or you can request a medication review with one of our pharmacists.

Prescription Exemptions

You can get free NHS prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you:

  • are 60 or over
  • are under 16
  • are 16-18 and in full-time education
  • are pregnant or have had a baby in the previous 12 months and have a valid maternity exemption certificate (MatEx)
  • have a specified medical condition and have a valid medical exemption certificate (MedEx)
  • have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid MedEx
  • hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability
  • are an NHS inpatient
  • hold an NHS low income scheme certificate (you can get an application form for this certificate here)

You can find out more about prescriptions on the NHS website:

Hospital Prescriptions

Hospital prescriptions will not routinely be issued from the practice. The first issue of a hospital prescription must be made by the hospital. Ongoing prescriptions for items issued by the hospital will be assessed and provided by the GP where clinically appropriate. In exceptional circumstances where a prescription cannot be obtained from the hospital pharmacy, this will be assessed by a practice prescriber and may be prescribed where appropriate. Please note this does not guarantee that the medicine will be prescribed by the practice and you may be advised that you will need to return to the hospital pharmacy to get the medication you need. All prescription requests will be dealt with within three working days, so it will usually also be quicker to obtain a hospital prescription directly at the hospital pharmacy.

Private Prescriptions

Private prescriptions from another doctor should normally be taken to the private hospital pharmacy or your community pharmacy to be dispensed. The practice is not obliged to convert these to NHS prescriptions.