Electronic Prescription Service
We have upgraded to the next phase of the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means that almost all our prescriptions will be processed electronically.
Read more about EPS on the NHS website.
Unfortunately we are unable to take repeat medication requests over the telephone.
Please allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.
All prescriptions will be sent to a pharmacy of your choice electronically.
If you want to nominate a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to automatically - either tell your GP practice or speak to your pharmacy.
If you do not have a nominated pharmacy you will be issued with a token which looks like a usual prescription but only a barcode on it. You take this to any pharmacy and they will scan the barcode and give you your prescription.
If you have been given a repeat prescription, you will find the medication authorised for repeat listed on the tear off slip, attached to your prescription Please tick those which you require and put the slip in the red prescription box in the surgery foyer. If required by post please enclose a SAE.
Alternatively you can order online via the link at the top of this page. You will need an online account to do this. Click here for more information about our online services.
A number of local chemists offer a home delivery service but you will need to speak to them directly.
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.
Following a review from NHS England, we are no longer able to prescribe over-the-counter medications for minor illnesses and conditions. You may be asked to purchase these yourself at your local pharmacy or supermarket. These include, but are not limited to:
- Painkillers and medication for fevers in adults and children, such as paracetamol/Calpol and ibuprofen/Nurofen
- Other cough/cold/sore throat remedies such as cough medicines, decongestants, and throat spray
- Hayfever medications such as antihistamines, nasal spray, and eye drops
- Moisturisers/emollients for mild dry skin (e.g. Aveeno, Cetraben)
- Vitamin D supplements
For more information visit the NHS website by clicking here, or see the easy-read document below
Over-the-Counter Medication Changes