Repeat prescriptions

To request a repeat prescription or raise a query about your medication

Processing time

Repeat prescriptions will be processed within 72 hours. Your prescription will be sent electronically to your nominated pharmacy.

Nominated pharmacy

You can ask us to arrange for your prescription to be sent to the chemist of your choice. If you request this service, please allow the chemist 48 hours to make up your medication.

Check up

You may be asked to see a doctor or practice nurse before your next repeat prescription is due. This is so that your medication can be assessed and altered as necessary.

Your doctor or nurse will try to find the best way of making you better. You may not always be given medicine, as there are many other ways to treat you. Please do not expect a prescription on every visit.

Prescription charges

Find out more about prescription charges (

What to do with old medicine

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.



Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 24th November, 2023