Prescriptions

As from 17th March 2020 due to the COVID-19 situation, all prescriptions will be sent to pharmacies electronically. If a patient does not usually use this system they will be asked to nominate a pharmacy of their choice.

How do I order my Repeat Prescription?

Patients on long-term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:

We do not take repeat prescription requests over the telephone.

Please remember to allow two working days before collecting your prescription. Please be aware that weekends and bank holidays are not working days

Prescription Wastage

Every year the NHS counts the cost of unused or wasted medicines. A recent audit revealed that, for an average practice, it was estimated that £225,000 was spent on unused (stockpiled) or wasted medicines.

There are a number of steps that can be taken by patients to help reduce the amount of money we are currently wasting on medicines including:

  • Only ordering repeat prescriptions for medicines you need at that time
  • Check which medicines you have before ordering your prescription
  • Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have stopped using a medicine
  • Keep your repeat prescription list up to date
  • Don’t hoard medicines for a rainy day or for the future
  • Return any unwanted medicines to the chemist for safe disposal

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

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