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Repeat Prescriptions

Important - New Prescription System

We have changed our online prescription request systems. The new system PATIENT ACCESS provides a more comprehensive service that is designed to meet the requirements set by NHS England for patients. 

If you have already registered with the new system, and have verified you details with us then please click here to order your prescription.

If you have not registered for Patient Access then you can do so by clicking the link below. Please note however, that the practice will need to verify your identity before you can order your prescription. Please register for patient access by clicking here

Ordering Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways:

  • Via Patient Access:  click here to order your prescription.
  • In person - hand your repeat slip into the surgery with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • By fax – to 01772 214446

Telephone requests for repeat prescriptions will only be handled between 10:00 and 12:00 only.  Please do not call outside of these hours as your request will not be taken.


You can now have your medication sent directly to your nominated pharmacist, without the need to come into the surgery to pick up the paper prescription (FP10). Please nominate your pharmicist with us and the service commences instantly.


When requesting Warfarin medication please let the practice know the following information:

  • Your last INR result
  • The date of your last blood test
  • Your current warfarin dose
  • The date your next INR blood test will be due

The above information can be added under "other details".

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

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.

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Private Prescriptions

A fee is chargable, please see the Non NHS Fees section for further details.


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