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Repeat Prescriptions


What is a Repeat Prescription?

It is a prescription you can get without having to see a doctor or nurse, but initially, the doctor will decide whether it is safe for you to have this medication regularly on repeat.

Our standard prescribing period is 28 days. This may be increased after discussion with your doctor


How do I order a Repeat Prescription?


Please ensure that you only order what you need


You can order the following ways: -


  • On-line using the EMIS Access Service. You will need to register via the practice to make use of this service
  • At the practice – put in request box on the walls on either side of the front desk
  • By post (please enclose a stamped address envelope)
  • Via your selected pharmacist

Please talk to your pharmacist about the Electronic prescription Service (EPS) This gives you the chance to have your prescription sent to the place you choose to get your repeat medicines from.

Please talk to your pharmacy of choice if you would like your prescription to be sent to them. It saves queuing twice.

Medication Review

A medication review will be performed at least annually or 6 monthly. It is important to review medication regularly to make sure it is effective and will benefit you. This will involve a face-to-face appointment with a doctor or nurse or a telephone consultation. After the appointment a new review date will be recorded. If you exceed your review date you may find that the quantity of your medication is reduced to 2 weeks.

Current cost of an NHS prescription

£8.80 per item 

You may find it more cost effective to obtain a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) depending on the number of items you have on repeat. These you can obtain from your pharmacist.

3-month PCC - £ 29.10. This will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months 

12-month PPC – £104.00. This will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

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