Alston Medical Practice

Repeat prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered by completing the right-hand section of your previous prescription form and either leaving it at the surgery or sending it to us by post. You can also order repeat prescriptions online using Patient Access.

Your prescription will be ready for collection 72 hours later. If you prefer, we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope).

We are keen to ensure that patients with ongoing medical problems are monitored regularly. If the date for your next review with a doctor or nurse has passed you will be asked to make an appointment.

You need to register to use our online repeat prescription ordering service and this is best done in person at the surgery. Please speak to one of our receptionists.

NHS Electronic Prescription Service

Paperless prescriptions are being introduced across England. Alston Medical Practice is able to send electronic prescriptions to nominated pharmacies. If a patient has nominated a pharmacy to receive their electronic prescription, instead of the GP giving them a prescription on paper, they will electronically send it straight to their chosen pharmacy, as part of the NHS Electronic Prescription Service.

You can choose to have your prescriptions sent to any pharmacy offering the service. Fill out a form in the surgery or tell your pharmacist that you want to nominate them to receive your electronic prescription. The next time you request a repeat prescription or the GP issues you an acute prescription it will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy.

Please ask your pharmacist for further details or find out more on the NHS website here

NHS prescription charges and exemptions

Go to the NHS website for the latest prescription charges and exemption criteria

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 28th June, 2023