Repeat Prescriptions

All prescriptions will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

Repeat prescriptions will not be issued by the doctor during routine or emergency consultations.

How to order a repeat prescription

Repeat prescription requests may be made either:

  • Online
  • In person
  • By post
  • Via nominated Pharmacy

To avoid dangerous errors, we regret that prescription requests cannot be accepted by telephone, fax or email.

  • Please allow 2 working days¬†for your repeat prescription to be ready and 7 days for 4 weekly prescriptions or repeat dispensing item.
  • Put in your repeat prescription request 1 week before it is due.
  • Inform us if you are going on holiday along with the duration and date leaving on your repeat request so we know how much to give you.
  • Any new medication required, please make sure you bring proof of who issued it i.e. hospital discharge summary or counterfoil (if you are a new patient).

Electronic Prescribing is the default method of providing prescriptions. Patients who do not have a nominated pharmacy should nominate one asap with their chosen pharmacy. If rarely paper is required, then it must be collected by the pharmacy only. Pharmacies also must limit visits to the practice and arrange a set visiting time with the Practice.

Local Chemists

The following local chemists provide a requested service:

  • Michael Franklins Chemist Telephone: 020 8521 3610
  • St James Chemist Telephone: 020 8520 1713
  • The Pill Box Telephone: 020 8520 5820
  • Well Chemist Telephone: 020 8520 4769
  • Boots the Chemist: 020 8520 7017

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see/speak to a doctor or pharmacist at least once a year to review regular medications.

If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due please use this form.

Please Note: The contraceptive pill and HRT tablets are not available on repeat prescription. An appointment should be made with the practice nurse when medications are required.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs). There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

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.