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.

Further information:

In addition, please note that CPCS (local services)  is available and allows the practices to refer patients with minor illness for a same-day consultation with a community pharmacist.

Requesting Prescriptions

We are no longer able to accept any paper request for repeat prescriptions. You can still make a request through:

  • Patient Access
  • MyGP App
  • AccuRx
  • Contacting your usual pharmacy
  • If over 70 or in the high risk group please contact the practice by phone and have the list of medication that you need.

You can request repeat prescriptions using the online form below. We cannot accept prescription requests over the phone.

Please allow 48 hours before collecting your prescription from the surgery or from the pharmacy of your choice.

If you have registered for Patient Access please request your prescription here:

  Request Prescription Online (Requires registration)

Patient Access not only allows you to request your medication online but also enables you to book your appointments online 24 hours a day. If you would like to use Patient Access in future please request your Login details from us here:

  Request Access Details

Alternatively, you can also request repeat prescriptions using our online repeat prescription form. No registration is required.

  Request Repeat Prescription

Electronic Prescriptions

We can send your prescription electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. This saves you having to collect it from us first and is faster and more reliable. This is particularly useful if you usually collect your medication from the same pharmacy. Please find more information about electronic prescriptions on the HSCIC website.

Did you know you can nominate the pharmacy to have Electronic Prescription Service. Please download and fill the form in.

  Electronic Prescription Service Nomination Form

Problems using Patient Access ?

If you encounter problems logging into patient access please contact us and we will investigate.