Repeat Prescriptions


To request a repeat prescription, please follow the guidelines below and choose the right option for you. Please allow four working days, excluding bank holidays, for your prescription request to be processed. We do not accept repeat prescription requests over the phone.

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Order Online using the NHS App

Adur Health Partnership would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.


You can also order medication via the NHS website.

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Order online with our Online Form

If you're struggling to order via the NHS App, you can use our online form

If you're struggling to order via the NHS App, you can still order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account is required.


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Your Local Pharmacy

Some Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our Surgeries.

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Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service

Your pharmacy can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to our Surgeries.

Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.

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In Person

You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications.

Or by submitting a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else, providing you include the patient’s name and date of birth and requested medication.

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By Post

You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice.

You must include a stamped addressed envelope for return by post if you will not be able to pick up your prescription from the Surgery. Please allow at least seven days if requesting your medication by post.

Your Repeat Prescription

If you need regular medication and your doctor does not need to see you every time, you will be issued with a ‘repeat prescription’. If you have not requested a repeat medication for a period of time, you may need to speak to a GP to review your request. The length of this period is determined individually as it is based on the medication requested and other criteria. When you collect a prescription you will see that it is perforated down the centre. The left-hand side is the actual prescription.The right-hand side (re-order slip) shows a list of medicines that you can request without booking an appointment to see a doctor. Please tear off this section (and keep it) before handing the prescription to the chemist for dispensing.

Run out or just about to run out of medication requests

Unfortunately, a small minority of patients are repeatedly running out (or just about to run out) of their medication. ‘Urgent’ requests of this nature cause a great deal of disruption to the smooth running of the practice. Please be aware that such requests will be questioned very carefully by the reception staff and may well be refused by the GP. A record is kept of such requests.

Contraception Medication

Providing that you are currently taking a contraceptive pill, are stable (no new headaches, blood clot in leg/lung, new onset of heart problem) and do not wish to make changes to the pill you are currently taking; then you may submit a manual prescription request at Reception by completing a contraceptive pill request form. You will be asked to record an up-to-date Height/Weight and BP reading - all of which can be done in reception. You may then collect your prescription four working days later.

Please Note: if you have any of the issues mentioned, or you wish to switch to an alternative contractive pill, then you will be required to see the Nurse/GP for a Pill Check prior to obtaining further medication.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked at least once a year to review these; certain medication may require more regular review. A notification message should appear on your repeat prescription slip when one is due.

Medication reviews are undertaken by a GP or one of our Pharmacists and can either be a face-to-face appointment or alternatively more are being undertaken over the telephone as a telephone consultation.

There are a couple of exceptions where our nursing staff will review medication if you attend one of our specialist clinics e.g. diabetes or asthma but it is always good to check if you are not sure.

As soon as you get this message on your prescription slip and to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions please book an appointment which could be a telephone consultation or a face-to-face appointment

Repeat Dispensing

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from your pharmacist.  This means you won't have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicines. 

 Further Information