Pendle View Medical Centre

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Repeat prescriptions

To order a repeat prescription

  • Use your NHS account (on the NHS website or in the NHS app).
  • Use your Patient Access account (on the Patient Access website or in the Patient Access app).
  • Use the repeat ordering slip on your previous prescription. Leave it at the surgery or post it to us.

Your prescription will be ready for collection 3 days after your order has been received. Only order a repeat prescription if you have less than 7 days of medication remaining.

We can also post your prescription to you if you provide us with a stamped, addressed envelope.

Find out more about registering for online services.

Medication queries 

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

You can find your local pharmacy on the NHS website

Many pharmacies are open until late and at weekends. You do not need an appointment.

If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription:  

Electronic prescriptions service (EPS)

If you get regular prescriptions or are already using a prescription collection service (where a pharmacy collects prescriptions from your GP practice for you) then choosing a pharmacy to dispense all your prescriptions may save you time by avoiding unnecessary trips to your GP.

You will still order your repeat prescriptions in the same way as you do now, but your prescriptions will be sent electronically to the pharmacy or dispenser of your choice.

You will not have to collect a paper repeat prescription from your GP practice.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:

  • Online, on the app or website where you normally order your repeat prescriptions
  • At your GP practice
  • At any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

Go to the NHS website for further information

Medication reviews

We have a duty to review your health and medicines regularly. We will let you know if you need to make an appointment for a medication review with either our practice nurses or your doctor.

If you need urgent advice about your medication outside our surgery hours, please call NHS 111.

NHS prescription charges and exemptions

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

What to do with old medicines

Take it to the pharmacy you got it from or bring it in to the surgery. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 30th May, 2023