A standard prescription form contains the important information:
This uniquely identifies you. You will need this number for requesting repeat prescriptions by email.
This is the medication you are currently taking.
You may request repeat prescriptions for any of the items in this list.
This is the quantity which will be supplied on repeat prescriptions.
Medication Review Date
Once you reach this date your medication will need to be reviewed by a doctor. You may need to make an appointment at this time.
When you collect your medication from the Pharmacy or Dispensary, the left (green) half of the form is retained by the Pharmacist and you will be given the repeat prescription slip (right hand side).
If you are taking regular medication you may be given a repeat prescription allowing you to order without seeing a doctor. Repeat prescriptions must be requested at least 48 hours in advance (excluding Saturdays and Sundays).
Please note that once you reach your medication review date shown on the repeat prescription slip your medication will need to be reviewed by a doctor. This may mean that you need to make an appointment.
You may not request medication which is not on your repeat prescription without seeing a doctor. You will be dispensed only the quantity of medication shown on your repeat prescription.
You can request a repeat prescription in one of the following ways:
- By using the NHS App or Patient Access Online Service. Before you can use Patient Access, you will need to register. Logon now if you have registered and have received your unique patient registration details.
- We no longer accept repeat prescriptions via email. Please order by either of the systems above.
- Only telephone us if you have no access to a computer as the above is more secure and quicker. If you telephone us, please call after 2pm.
- Post the repeat prescription slip, or simply drop it into Abbey Surgery when we are open.
The cost of a prescription is £9.35. You may be exempt, depending on your circumstances. You can buy a pre-payment certificate lasting 3 months for £30.25 or 1 year for £108.10. For more information call 0300 330 1341 or apply on-line.