How you can order your medication? (We do not take prescription requests over the phone)
With the agreement of your GP you can get further supplies of regular medicines without having to be seen by a doctor every time. We actively encourage the use of the electronic prescribing service (EPS) as this improves the efficiency of the repeat prescribing process. If you would prefer not to use this service we do still take prescription requests in writing or via your chosen pharmacy.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
How do I know my medication is ready for collection?
How can I find a local pharmacy/change my nominated pharmacy?
To find a local pharmacy near you please click here
Once you have found a pharmacy that you would like your medications to be sent to electronically, please inform us by emailing our prescription team on on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01273 736030
What can a Pharmacy help me with?
How much medication can we supply at any one time?
We are only able to issues a 2 month’s medication at a time, unless for any clinically exceptional reasons. If you have a very special, one off, reason for asking for more than 2 month’s supply please provide details as this will have to be passed on and approved by the GP.
If you are travelling abroad we are only able to issue 3 months of medication. For patients leaving the country for more than 3 months, we would advise you to register with a local doctor for your continuing medical needs.
Requesting Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT):
Please remember for HRT and contraception you must have an annual review which can be carried out with Doctors or Advanced Nurse Practitioner. If you run out before your appointment the doctors will provide 1 months supply providing you do attend the review appointment within that time.
Why can’t I get prescriptions for an over-the-counter medicine?
Prescribing over the counter medication is changing Click here to find out more!
Save money wit a prescription pre payment certificate:
For more information on the prescription pre payment certificate, please follow this link: Save money with a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
Exemption certificates and resources for free NHS prescriptions
Some patients are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions whilst others require an exemption certificate, such as patients with certain medical conditions and patients who are pregnant or have had a baby in the last 12 months. Resources and guidance explaining who may be entitled to free NHS prescriptions are available to download and display in practices.