Patients on long term medication can order repeat prescriptions in a number of ways:
- The NHS Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) Service – Please call 01384 465303 Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 17:00
- Using our online services. If you are not already registered for GP online services, please complete our Register for Online Services form.
- In person or by post
Repeat prescriptions are available at two working days notice. Please note this does not include weekends. All prescriptions requested on a Friday will be ready the following Tuesday.
Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, pharmacist or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. If you have been asked to complete a medication review online, please complete our Medication Review form.
Please ensure that if you are booking an appointment, you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).
The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.
You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.