You can request a repeat prescription by clicking Repeat Prescription, via your nominated pharmacy or on the NHS app.
We aim to process all requests within 48 to 72 hours.
We process most prescriptions electronically - this helps save the NHS money.
Prescription Pre-Payment Certificates
If you have repeat prescriptions you might save money by purchasing a pre-payment certificate. They are available online.
There is also a specific certificate for hormone replacement therapies HRT) available here.
Not all benefits entitle you to free prescriptions.
Search “check before you tick” online or ask your pharmacy team for more information.
We will not generally issue a prescription for medicines that that are available to purchase over the counter
Read more about over the counter medicines here
Your GP will not generally give you a prescription for ‘over the counter medicines’ for a range of common health issues, such as hay fever or a cold.
Over the counter medicines are available to buy in a local pharmacy or supermarket.
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