Repeat Prescriptions


Please be aware that the Reception Staff will not interrupt the Doctors during consultations for prescription signing.

You must allow 2 clear working days for your prescriptions.

Prescriptions may be issued sooner as a 'one off' in exceptional circumstances, these prescriptions will be ready for collection at 5.30pm (4pm on Wednesdays)

This is at the doctors' discretion 

Ordering a repeat prescription

Some patients and conditions require long term medications over many months or years. In common with all NHS practice The Cedar Brook Practice has set up a system for patients to request and receive regular prescriptions for their required and authorised medications. Such prescriptions are called repeat prescriptions.

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. Any problems please telephone the surgery.

When you order a prescription online, you can have it sent electronically to a pharmacy of your choice. This is called a nomination.

Learn how to nominate a pharmacy

The NHS App

Order repeat prescriptions via the NHS App or NHS website, and have them sent to a pharmacy of your choice.

Learn more about the NHS App

Online Form

If you're not registered with our online services, you can use our online form

Order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account required.

Use our online form

Your Local Pharmacy

Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service

Pharmacies offer a prescription collection service from our Practice

Your pharmacy can also order your medication on your behalf. This saves you time and unnecessary visits to the Practice. Please contact the Pharmacy of your choice for more information if you wish to use this service.

About pharmacists

As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:

  • coughs
  • colds
  • sore throats
  • tummy trouble
  • aches and pains

They can also advise on medicine that you can buy without a prescription.

Find a pharmacy

In Person

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

Or, you can submit a handwritten request. You may also write out an order for someone else. You must include the patient's name, date of birth and requested medication.

By Post

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

If you're unable to collect your prescription from the surgery, please include a stamped, addressed envelope for return by post. Please allow at least seven days if requesting your medication by post.


Prescriptions requested more than 2 weeks before they are due will be automatically rejected unless a valid reason is supplied with the prescription request.

In common with the majority of surgeries we do not accept requests for repeat medication by telephone.

Recently registered at the practice and require a prescription?

Before we can issue you any prescriptions you will require an appointment with one of the doctors. They will go over your past and current medical history and treatments, record your medications and any allergies, organise any indicated tests and update your medical record. The doctor can then arrange to set up a regular repeat prescription for you.

Collecting a repeat prescription

You can arrange for your repeat prescription to be collected by one of our local pharmacies to save you another trip to the surgery. You can also if you wish nominate a pharmacy where your prescriptions can be sent electronically.  You can enquire at your local pharmacy for this service or speak to one of our receptionists. Please allow 48 hours (or two working days) before collection. We can post your prescription to you if you provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope.

Annual reviews of patients receiving repeat prescriptions

All patients receiving repeat prescriptions are asked to attend an annual appointment with a Nurse or Doctor to review their condition and medication and to conduct appropriate monitoring tests. This is recommended good practice in the NHS. Your repeat prescription counterfoil will contain messages advising you to arrange an appointment for such a medication review as you approach your annual review date.

Medications that are not issued as repeat prescriptions

It is recommended practice not to issue certain types of medication as repeat prescriptions. Therefore you may be asked to consult with a Nurse or Doctor for each issue. Examples include many anti-depressants, drugs of potential abuse or where the prescribing is subject to legal or clinical restrictions or special criteria.

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