What is a Repeat Prescription?

A repeat prescription is a continuous supply of certain medication that you can routinely order for a set period of time without having to see a doctor.

The doctor will arrange for this medication to be available for you to order for a clinically appropriate length of time and you will then require a review.

We review any regular medication on a repeat prescription annually and wherever possible the doctor will do this without you having to attend the surgery.

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

You may need to pick up your prescription from the surgery.

How do I order my Repeat Prescription?

You can order your repeat prescription in the following ways:

  • Online
  • Fill in a prescription request form at reception and leaving the request in the box provided
  • Medicines order line on 0115 8550260

Please note that we do not take prescription requests on the surgery phone.

Please plan ahead and allow two working days before collection.

Do not allow your medicine to nearly run out before asking for more, as there may be a delay and you could be left without your medication.

Medicines Order Line (MOL)

The Medicine Order Line (MOL) is a convenient way to order your prescriptions via a dedicated telephone line where you will speak to an experienced Medicine Order Line Operative.

The MOL is one of many ways for you to order your prescriptions. Our aim is to ensure patients are using a service that most suits them. Alternative ordering methods include:

You can order your prescriptions by emailing the MOL with your name, date of birth, GP surgery and telephone number – one of the MOL operators will call you back within 48 hours to process the prescription request

If you have access to the internet / apps, you can also try the below alternative ordering methods. They may be more convenient for you and will also free up the busy phone lines for patients who have no other means of ordering their repeat prescriptions

Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) – talk to your GP or the person who prescribes your medicines to ask if you can use eRD (batch prescriptions)

Hospital Prescriptions

If you have been given a prescription at hospital, you need to collect it from the hospital pharmacy whilst you are there.

Pharmacy Free Repeat Prescription Collection and Delivery

Most pharmacies can order, collect and deliver your prescriptions for you.

Alternatively you can collect your prescriptions from the pharmacy at a time convenient to you.

Please ask your local pharmacy for details.

Electronic Prescriptions

Instead of your GP giving you a prescription on paper, they can electronically send it straight to a pharmacy of your choice as part of the NHS electronic prescription service.

You simply choose to have your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy offering the service.

You can register for electronic prescribing by completing our form.

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.