Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the reverse of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.

How to Request a Repeat Prescription

Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways:

Online

You can order your repeat prescriptions via Patient Access on a computer, ipad or a phone APP. The surgery will give you a log in and password to access this.

In Person

Fill in a prescription request form or underline the items needed on the tear-off side of your prescription and drop it into the surgery. Please do not order any medications you do not need.

Post

If a stamped addressed envelope is supplied, your prescription can be returned via Royal Mail. Find our postal address.

New Patients

If you are a new resident to the area and plan to join this practice please ensure that you have at least 6 weeks supply of medication from your previous surgery. We will not be able to provide a prescription until your medical record is received from your previous surgery.

Current Patients on Repeat Medication

Please allow 2-3 working days notice for prescription processing. We will accept early requests to cover the Bank Holiday periods and also holidays- just make a note on your request slip.

If you are going on holiday please put your request in at least a week ahead and indicate on the slip that you are going away.

One off prescriptions will take longer than 2 working days as they need to be re-authorised.

Only Order What You Need

Please remember to only order what you need. Medicines waste costs around £9 million a year in South East London which could be used on vital NHS services. You can reduce your waste by:

  • Checking what medicines you still have at home before ordering your prescription
  • Only ticking the boxes on your repeat prescription forms for medicines you really need
  • If you use the electronic prescription service, telling your pharmacist if they give you medicines you’re no longer using or already have enough of at home
  • Telling your GP or pharmacist if you’ve stopped taking any medicines, so they can be removed from your repeat list
  • Not stockpiling medicines
  • Ordering online via your GP website which may also be quicker and more convenient for you