How to order a repeat prescription




Precribing over the counter medicines is changing

  • Your doctor may ask you to buy your own medicines or common health conditions such as cold, sore throat or hay fever - rather then prescribing you anything.
  • Over the counter medicines are available to buy from a local pharmacy or supermarket

Please help the NHS to use resources responsibly

Other ways to order


  • By Hand - you can either hand the request slip in at reception or put it in our post box.
  • Post - post it to us enclosing a stamped addressed envelope.
  • Chemist - take a prescription request to one of our local chemists. 

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Repeat Prescriptions

If your doctor agrees, you may obtain a repeat prescription for regular medication. Please present the special request slip at the surgery at least 3 working days before you need the prescription.

Requests may be posted or handed in to Reception but, in the interests of safety, requests cannot be accepted by telephone. If you provide a stamped, addressed envelope we will return the prescription to you. Prescriptions can be ordered via our Online facility Patient Access

Certain Chemists collect from both surgeries and you may make arrangements with the Chemist for this. Additional notice should be given to ensure that the chemist sufficient time to collect the repeat prescription.


Patients Needing Medication Following Discharge Related to Inpatient or Day Case Care

Hospitals are contracted by the NHS to supply patients with medication following discharge from inpatient or day case care for the period established minimum 7 days.


New Medicine Service

If you are prescribed an anticoagulant (a blood-thinning medicine) or a medicine to treat asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure for the first time, you can get extra help and advice about your medicine from your local pharmacist through a free scheme called the New Medicine Service (NMS).

Learn more about the New Medicine Service.

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You don’t need an appointment – you can just walk in. Find a pharmacy


Getting rid of unwanted medicines

If your medicine is out of date, unwanted, or some of it is left over after you have stopped taking it, don’t put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet. Instead, take it to your pharmacy to be disposed of safely.


WK CCG Latest Changes In Prescription Drugs

We will be working with West Kent CCG to ensure that we are prescribing the most cost effective brand of certain medications. You may find that the name of your medication changes. Please be assured that this is a name change only and the active ingredients remain the same. You should continue to use in the same way,