Repeat Prescriptions

Most prescriptions are computer generated and include a tear-off slip for re-ordering. Please tick the required items and leave the slip in the box provided in the surgery lobby. You can also post it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.

Written requests that are not on the repeat slip should include your full name, date of birth and address.

Alternatively you can order online by following the link at the top of this page and completing a simple registration.

If you would like to collect your prescriptions from a specific chemist please let reception know. The options are Boots, Abbey, The Brow, Leavesden Pharmacy and Abbots Langley Pharmacy.

Please allow one week for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. Prescriptions will be ready to collect after 16:00. Urgent requests will be ready for collection at 6.15 pm the same day.


Repeat Dispensing System

If you are receiving repeat medication and your condition is stable you might want to request your prescriptions directly from the chemist instead of ordering them from your doctor.

Please discuss this at your next routine visit.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor 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.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

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

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.