Repeat Prescriptions

You can order repeat medications through the website or the NHS App. You can also complete a repeat prescription form that can be found in the reception area at the surgery.

To order prescriptions online, you need to sign up for online services, for example with an NHS Login. We have more information about how to get started online.

We can only accept prescription requests over the phone from housebound patients.

Please allow 72 hours for your prescription to be available for the pharmacy to download. They may need more time to prepare the medication for collection.

If you are due a medication review, you will not be able to order repeat medications online. Please book an appointment with a GP to get your medication.

If your medication is due when you are on holiday, please put in a special request and tell us the reason you need your medication early.

Most adults in England have to pay prescription charges. You can find information about prescription charges on the NHS website.


Medicine Sick Day Rules

When you are unwell with any of the following:

  • Vomiting or diarrhoea (unless only minor)
  • Fevers, sweats or shaking

Then you should stop taking the medicines listed here:

  • ACE inhibitors: medicine names ending in 'pril', e.g. lisinopril, perindopril, ramipril
  • ARBs: Medicine names ending in 'sartan', e.g. losartan, candesartan, valsartan
  • NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatory painkillers, e.g. ibuprofen, diclofenac, naproxen
  • Diuretics: sometimes called 'water pills', e.g. furosemide, spironolactone, indapamide, bendroflumethiazide
  • Metformin: a medicine for diabetic patients

You can restart when you are well, after 24-48 hours of eating and drinking normally. If you are in any doubt, please contact the surgery or your pharmacist.

Choosing a Pharmacy

You can choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to through our website or the NHS App. If you use our paper prescription request form at the surgery, you can write the name of your preferred pharmacy on the form.

What do I do if there are supply issues with my medication?

  • You can ask your pharmacist to send your prescription back to "the spine". This is the electronic system which lets GP surgeries send prescriptions to pharmacies. You can then try other local pharmacies to see if they have your medication in stock.
  • You can ask your pharmacist if they have an alternative in stock. This is particularly useful for antibiotics. You can then contact us and ask us to do a new prescription for the alternative medication.

Please avoid asking the surgery to prescribe an alternative without first asking the pharmacist which medications they have in stock.