Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions


The practice operates a repeat prescription system which enables patients who take medication for chronic stable conditions to collect a prescription from the surgery each month.


You may order your Repeat Prescription medication via NHS App / Patient Access online.  Please be aware that you cannot order “Acute” medication via this platform.

What is the difference between a repeat and an acute prescription?


Repeat Prescription – A repeat prescription is a medication that your doctor has authorised on your file which can be supplied for a certain period of time on a regular basis without having to see your doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are normally authorised for a period of 3 to 12 months but this may vary with the type of medicine and at the doctor’s discretion e.g. Inhaler for Asthma sufferers


Acute Prescription – An acute prescription is one that is usually issued by the Clinician during a consultation. It is usually for a short period of time and you may only need it to get over an acute (short term) condition e.g. antibiotics for an infection.

Electronic Prescription Service


A new system has recently been introduced to make it even easier for you to pick up your repeat prescription -it is called the Electronic Prescription Service, or EPS for short.


EPS is an NHS service that, with your consent, sends your prescription from your GP surgery to a Pharmacy or your choice without the need for a paper copy. All you have to do to receive this service is ask your GP or inform a member of staff at reception.

Medication Reviews


Patients must be reviewed after a pre-determined interval by the doctor or clinical pharmacist in order to stay on the repeat prescription system. The date of the review will be written on the repeat side of the prescription. The patient will be given one reminder to book a review appointment with a member of the team. If they fail to do so they may find they are unable to obtain their medication until they have seen a member of the team.


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