Requesting a Repeat Prescription
You can request your prescription in the following ways:
- By using NHS App
- By using our online Repeat Prescription Request form.
- By using our online services, Patient Access. If you are not registered to use this service, please complete our Register for Online Services form.
- Through your nominated local pharmacy.
Requests for repeat prescriptions are not accepted by telephone for reasons of safety and confidentiality.
Please allow a minimum 48 hours, or two working days, for prescriptions to be processed. Many local pharmacies also offer a repeat prescription collection service, but this may take longer than two working days, as most requests are not passed to us immediately. You can sign up for this service by using our Electronic Prescription Service form.
If you request something you have not had for some time, or something the Doctor has not authorised as a repeated item, you may also have to wait longer as a doctor will have to check and authorise your request.
All computer prescriptions will have a clear review date stated. This means the doctor may want to see you or speak to you about your medication before continuing it. This is to ensure your safety and reduce waste.
If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due, please use our Medication Review form.
If you have been recommended a particular medicine by a private doctor, your GP practice is under no obligation to transfer a private prescription to an NHS one. Your GP will assist with the request only if it meets local NHS prescribing guidance and there is documented evidence supporting its effectiveness for your condition. Further advice is available from the surgery.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.