Repeat prescriptions are done by our Dedicated Prescribing Hub, this has been set up by our Central Network to help with the demand on GP practices.
Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in one of the following ways:
We are now able to send prescriptions electronically to a nominated pharmacy. Please ask your pharmacist for further details.
Repeat prescriptions will be ready 48 hours after ordering (excluding weekends and bank holidays). Please make sure that you order your medications in time as we cannot guarantee we will be able to have your prescriptions ready before this time.
Wherever possible, please try to order all the medications you take regularly at the same time.
Many of the local pharmacies now offer a collection service. Please ask the receptionist for further details.
Please note that we can no longer take prescription requests over the phone.
Nominating a pharmacy
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:
- Online, on the app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
- At your GP practice
- At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. Please book a routine appointment for your review.
Collecting your prescription
You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.
Questions about your prescription
If you have questions about your medicine or your prescription please contact the surgery.
Your local pharmacists can also answer any questions about your prescription. They can answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.
Find a pharmacy
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As qualified healthcare professionals, they can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- Sore throats
- Tummy trouble
- Aches and pains
They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.
Find a pharmacy
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.
Looking after your medicines in the heat
The effectiveness of many medicines can be affected by temperatures of over 25 degrees reducing their efficacy and longevity. With potential temperatures forecast to be in excess of 35 degrees this week please store “room temperature” medicines in a location that tends to remain cool. Drug cupboards and vehicles can reach temperatures significantly in excess of the ambient temperature. A closed “cold bag” in a cooler place out of the sun may be sufficient to guard against the temperature in that bag reaching these high levels. Monitoring is recommended. If your medicines have been exposed to temperatures higher than 25 degrees over a period of several hours, please ask your community pharmacist for advice.