Non-urgent advice: Patient Notice
Until further notice repeat prescriptions can only be ordered by posting the request in the letter box outside the surgery, by your nominated pharmacy ordering them on your behalf, or by emailing your request to: [email protected]
If you haven’t already done so, you need to nominate a pharmacy for us to send the prescription to, as you will not be able to pick it up from the surgery.
Repeat prescriptions are medications which appear on the reverse of your prescription which your doctor would like you to continue on a regular basis.
Please be aware that The Practice and Bromley CCG often review medications and make changes to the brands you are prescribed; this is based on the quality and the availability, you and your pharmacy will be informed via your prescription of any changes made.
How to Request a Repeat Prescription
Repeat prescriptions may be ordered in several ways:
Fill in a prescription request form or underline the items needed on the tear-off side of your prescription and drop it into the surgery. Please do not order any medications you do not need.
If a stamped addressed envelope is supplied, your prescription can be returned via Royal Mail. Find our postal address.
Electronic Prescription Service
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service that gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.
Prescription charges are as follows:
- Prescription (per item): £8.60
- 3-month PPC: £29.10
- 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
If you pay for prescription items frequently, you may find it cheaper to buy a prepayment certificate, you can do this by visiting here.
A private prescription can only be issued if the medication is not available on the NHS; the prescription is not paid for by the NHS and the cost is paid for by the patient.
It is charged by the cost of the medicine and the pharmacists charge for supplying it.
Please note a prescription is a legal document which the doctor who has signed it is responsible.
Doctors who are seen privately cannot issue NHS prescriptions.
Prescriptions for Over-the-counter Medicines
- You can buy over-the-counter medicines in pharmacies, supermarkets and some high street shops.
- GPs, nurses and pharmacists will not generally give you a prescription for over-the-counter medicines.
- Your local pharmacy offers help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns. If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they will help you get the care you need.
Please help the NHS to use resources sensibly.
This advice is in line with national guidance from NHS England.