PRESCRIPTIONS

Repeat prescriptions can now be requested online using the PatientAccess app.

Click on the tabs to view different prescription options. All prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically.

We cannot accept prescription requests over the phone. 

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. 

Electronic Prescriptions


You an request your repeat prescription directly through:

PatientAccess account,
Once you re registered there is no need to complete forms and details each month. Open your account and simply mark the items you require
Find out more about registering for PatientAccess

Prescription Request Form
Forms can be completed on any mobile device.
A new form needs to be complete each time a prescription is requested 


Request direct from the surgery

We cannot accept telephone requests.

A list fo your regular medication  on the right hand side of your prescription should be given to you by the pharmacy each month.

If you do not have your prescription slip contact your pharmacist or the surgery.

To make a request direct to the surgery, complete the right hand side of the prescription slip and pop it through the letter box to the surgery.

Medication Reviews


Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a health professional at regular intervals to review regular medications.

Medication reviews ensure
- safe prescribing
- check for any intolerances or issues with taking medication
- monitor chronic health conditions.

You may be asked to have test done prior to your appointment.

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Need a new medicine?

If the medication you are requesting is not on your repeat prescription, please book a telephone appointment.
This includes any items you have been prescribed before, but are not on your repeat prescription list.

For minor ailments go to the pharmacy for advice, scroll down to find out more about minor ailment self-care. 

Hospital prescriptions

If you've been advised to start a new medication by the hospital, please phone the surgery.

Emergency contraception

Emergency contraception is available from your local pharmacy free of charge.

Electronic prescription prescribing service

All prescriptions are sent electronically to the pharmacy of your choice.
This means you will not need a paper prescription, simply present yourself to the pharmacy and give your name and details.

If you need a copy of a prescription to take elsewhere, we can provide a barcode via text message that can be processed at any pharmacy.

Nominating a pharmacy

Your pharmacy of choice is referred to as your nominated pharmacy.
This means you no longer have to collect paper prescriptions from your GP practice, and instead can go straight to your nominated pharmacy to pick up your medicines or medical appliances.

Cancel/Change your nominated pharmacy

It is easy to change your nominated pharmacy.
Your nominated pharmacy can be changed:
- Via your PatientAccess account
- By registering at your new pharmacy
- By asking your GP or health professional before they issue a prescription

One-off prescriptions can be sent to an alternative pharmacy, e.g. if you are travelling or at work. Ask the doctor or nurse before requesting a prescription.

Prescription charges

As of 2019, the standard single prescription charge is £9.15.

Pre-Payment Certificate (PPC)
If you have to pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3 months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC:

- 3 month PPC (no change): £29.65
- 12-month PPC (no change): £104

Buy or Renew a PPC on-line
Help with NHS Prescription costs

Eligibility for free prescriptions

Some groups are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions. Others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions.

Some prescribed items are always free, including contraceptives and medication given to hospital inpatients. Your prescriber can give you more information.

Check if you are eligible for free prescriptions

Over the counter medicines


Effective 29 March 2018, NHS England issued guidance that over the counter items will no longer be routinely prescribed in primary care. This means that your doctor or other prescriber will not routinely prescribe medicines for minor health conditions that can be purchased over the counter.

Find out more.

Easy Read Guide on over the counter medicines

NHS recommended medication for common ailments

Many minor health conditions are best treated at home with advice and over the counter medicines from your local pharmacist if needed.

There is usually no need to see a doctor or nurse, however if your health condition is more serious and needs the attention of another healthcare professional, the pharmacist will advise you of this. 

Effective 29 March 2018, NHS England issued guidance that over the counter items will no longer be routinely prescribed in primary care. Find out more.

Scroll down to find out more.

What is a minor health condition?


- Coughs, colds or sore throats
- Cold sores
- Conjunctivitis or dry eyes
- Constipation
- Diarrhoea
- Grazes
- Sprains
- Hay fever
- Head lice
- Indigestion and heartburn
- Infrequent migraines
- Mild cystitis
- Mouth ulcers
- Sunburn
- Stomach ache
- Warts and verrucas

Medicine Cabinet


Check your medicine cabinet, or create one, and make sure you have the following basics to hand for when you need them:
- Painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen
- Sore throat, coughs, colds and flu medications
- Heartburn and indigestion remedies
- Anti-diarrhoea and constipation medication
- Antihistamines (for a mild allergy)
- Rehydration salts
- Pile (haemorrhoid) treatment
- Sunscreen
- First aid kit including plasters, bandages, a thermometer and antiseptic cream

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Treating minor health conditions

Minor health conditions are conditions that can be treated through self care. They are conditions that:
- Will get better on their own
- Can be treated without visiting the GP by patients buying over the counter items directly

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a health professional at regular intervals to review regular medications.

Regular reviews are important to ensure safe, effective prescribing and to monitor your health conditions.

Reviews may be carried out by a doctor, nurse practitioner, practice nurse or clinical pharmacist depending upon what you are prescribed and your health conditions.

A notification should appear on your repeat prescription slip or we will write to you or send you a message nearer the time.

Please ensure your contact details are up to date and let us know how you prefer to be contacted.
You may be asked to have a blood test or other investigations done prior to the appointment.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.
Medication Reviews

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