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Patients on regular medication will require repeat prescriptions and for a safer and speedier service, repeat prescriptions are computerised. You can request a repeat of your medication in 2 ways:
Your Requests for repeat prescriptions are not taken over the telephone for medico-legal reasons, as errors can occur in verbal communication.
How to order your medication:
Collecting your prescription and medication:
Always check your medication:
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) will soon replace paper prescriptions in GP practices in England. This means that prescriptions will instead be sent electronically by the GP to a pharmacy of your choice. You will no longer be able to collect a paper prescription from the Practice - instead you will go straight to your nominated pharmacy to pick up your medications. If you don't already have a nominated pharmacy - please speak to a member of staff by phone or send us an admin message via eConsult from our Home Page or you can contact your pharmacy directly to arrange this.
EPS gives you more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near where you live, work or shop.
This is a secure method of requesting your repeat prescriptions on-line through our computer supplier EMIS. Before you can start ordering your repeat prescriptions on-line or use any of the other EMIS Access features, you must first register your details for this service. You must attend the surgery in person with two forms of identification 1) photographic 2) proof of address and ask at reception for a registration form. This provides all the information you need to register to use the EMIS Access internet facilities.
For further information and instructions on how to use Emis Access, please go to our ONLINE SERVICES. If you are housebound and unable to come to the surgery to register but would like to use the EMIS Access facilities, please contact the surgery and speak to a receptionist for more information.
If you wish to collect your prescriptions from a chemist not mentioned above, you MUST clearly state which chemist you wish to use when ordering your medication.
Download our booklet on how to register and order repeat prescriptions online
Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.
These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge. (fees from April 2015)
If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.
There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website
Please allow 72 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.