Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be requested online. Please note that this service should only be used for repeat prescriptions - if the GP has not stated that your medication is to be prescribed on a repeat basis then a doctor's appointment will be required to consider adjusting your treatment.

Please allow up to 5 working days between prescription request and availability at the pharmacy.

You can order prescriptions via the NHS App or Patient Access (you can log in with your NHS App details) or online at (please do not use the Wells Road Surgery email address).

We cannot accept phone calls as this too often leads to mistakes.

Once your repeat prescription is ready, you can collect from your nominated pharmacy.

Please do not over order or stock pile medication to avoid possible shortages.  Your script request may be refused or the quantity reduced if necessary.

Some local pharmacies may deliver to the elderly or housebound, please check with your pharmacy.


Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

You will be sent a text/sms reminder for annual medication reviews

If you ignore our requests for a medication review, you will notice the quantity of your medication will be reduced or stopped.

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65

  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60

  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

  • a 12-month PPC for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) only is £19.30

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.