Ordering Prescriptions

If you have medication you need to take each month, you will need to submit a request to the practice about 1 week before you finish your current supply. There are many ways to do this.

The easiest way to order repeat prescriptions is using your NHS account (through the NHS website or in the NHS App on your phone) or clicking the green button below to get started.

These accounts show you all your repeated medicine and dosages, and you can choose the ones you need.

You can also bring the paper form to the surgery by dropping it through the letter box.


Click here to order your repeat prescriptions using your NHS account Click here to use our online medication request form for one-of medication requests

Collecting your Prescriptions and Nominating your Pharmacy

You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.

You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:

  • on the app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
  • at your GP practice
  • at any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

One-off medication Requests (for things that don’t appear in your NHS account/app)

For one-off medication requests, and other medication’s that you can’t see on the NHS app you can use this online form

Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice

Please allow at least two full working days for your prescription to be processed, three if your prescription is taken to the local chemist.

Not all medications are put on to repeat. Certain medications are deliberately not put on repeat prescriptions as they can be dangerous. It is a decision between an individual and the doctor about whether a medication goes on to be repeated.

HRT Pre-Payment Certificate

From the 1 April, the Government is launching the HRT Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC) to reduce prescription costs for women receiving Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).

The HRT PPC will be available to buy in one single payment online at, or in-person at some pharmacies. You can call 0300 330 2089 for help and support.

Before buying an HRT PPC, you should check if:

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.

Medication reviews

Every 12 months you will need to see a doctor or nurse to review your medication unless otherwise agreed.

Prescription charges

These charges apply in England only.   In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60

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.

What to do with old medicines

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.