A standard prescription is shown below, on which the important information
listed in the blue panel below has been ringed.
When you collect your medication from the Pharmacy or Dispensary,
the left (green) half of the form is retained by the Pharmacist and
you will be given the repeat prescription slip (right hand side).
This uniquely identifies you. You will need this number for
requesting repeat prescriptions by fax, email or by using the Web site form.
This is the medication you are currently taking.
You may request repeat prescriptions for any of the items in this list.
This is the quantity which will be supplied on repeat prescriptions.
Medication Review Date
Once you reach this date your medication will need to be reviewed by a doctor.
You may need to make an appointment at this time.
If you are taking regular medication you may be given a repeat prescription
allowing you to order without seeing a doctor. Repeat prescriptions
must be requested at least 48 hours in advance (excluding Saturdays
Please note that once you reach your medication review date shown
on the repeat prescription slip your medication will need to be reviewed
by a doctor. This may mean that you need to make an appointment.
You may not request medication which is not on your repeat prescription
without seeing a doctor. You will be dispensed only the quantity of
medication shown on your repeat prescription.
You can request a repeat prescription in one of the following ways:
- By using the "Patient Access" Online Services. Before you can use this service, you will need
to register. Logon now if you
have registered and have received your unique patient registration details.
- By email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to give your NHS Number*. Please note that we cannot
guarantee your privacy if you use this method.
- Fax your requirements to (01822) 618771. You will need to give
your NHS Number*.
- Telephone us on (01822) 612247 and select option 2. Please note
mornings are very busy.
- Post the repeat prescription slip, or simply drop it in to the
Surgery. If you provide a stamped addressed envelope we will
post it back to you.
The cost of a prescription is £8.05. You may be exempt, depending
on your circumstances. You can buy a pre-payment certificate lasting
3 months for £29.10 or 1 year for £104.00. For more information
call 0300 330 1341 or apply on-line at www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/1127.aspx.