If you require medication for regular and continuing treatment it is not always necessary to see a clinician each time.

Prescriptions will be processed in 2 full working days. Please see the below timeframe of when you can expect the prescription to be sent to your chosen pharmacy.

Request received by:  Your prescription will be at the pharmacy by:
Monday 1pm  Wednesday 2pm 
Tuesday 1pm  Thursday 2PM 
Wednesday 1pm  Friday 2pm
Thursday 1pm  Monday 2pm
Friday1PM  Tuesday 2PM 

Please contact your nominated pharmacy to discuss when your medication will be ready to be collected. If you have changed your chosen pharmacy then please inform us at the time of the request.

You can now order your repeat prescription online. If you have not created an account, please click the link below to register. This only takes a couple of minutes.

Sign up for online!

If you already have an online account you can order your repeat prescriptions through Patient Access or NHS App.



Request a prescription (if you do not have patient access)

    Your details

    First Name

    Last Name

    Date of birth

    Contact Number


    Please note: any hospital medication to be emailed to swlccg.elboroughstreetsurgery@nhs.net

    Electronic Prescription Service

    A new way to get your medicines and appliances

    The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is an NHS service. It gives you the chance to change how your GP sends your prescription to the place you choose to get your medicines or appliances from.

    What does this mean for you?

    • If you collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP you will not have to visit your GP practice to pick up your paper prescription. Instead, your GP will send it electronically to the place you choose, saving you time.
    • You will have more choice about where to get your medicines from because they can be collected from a pharmacy near to where you live, work or shop.
    • You may not have to wait as long at the pharmacy as there will be time for your repeat prescriptions to be ready before you arrive.

    How can you use EPS?

    You need to choose a place for your GP practice to electronically send your prescription to. This is called nomination. You can choose:

    • a pharmacy. a dispensing appliance contractor (if you use one).
    • your dispensing GP practice (if you are eligible).
    • Phase 3 EPS – we can send you the barcode and you can collect your prescription from any pharmacy

    Ask any pharmacy or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS or your GP practice to add your nomination for you. You don’t need a computer to do this.

    Can I change my nomination or cancel it and get a paper prescription?

    Yes you can. If you don’t want your prescription to be sent electronically tell your GP. If you want to change or cancel your nomination speak to any pharmacist or dispensing appliance contractor that offers EPS, or your GP practice. Tell them before your next prescription is due or your prescription may be sent to the wrong place.

    Is EPS reliable, secure and confidential?

    Yes. Your electronic prescription will be seen by the same people in GP practices, pharmacies and NHS prescription payment and fraud agencies that see your paper prescription now. Sometimes dispensers may see that you have nominated another dispenser. For example, if you forget who you have nominated and ask them to check or, if you have nominated more than one dispenser. Dispensers will also see all the items on your reorder slip if you are on repeat prescriptions.

    For more information please visit the NHS website here.

    Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

    The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.  Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

    From 1 April 2019, the charges are:

    • current prescription charge – £9.00 per item (£17.60 per pair of elastic hosiery)
    • three-month PPC – £29.10; this will save you money if you need more than three prescribed items in three months
    • 12-month PPC – £104.00; this will save you money if you need more than 12 prescribed items in a year

    PPCs are available by 10 monthly direct debit instalment payments. The certificates allow anyone to obtain all the prescriptions they need for £2 a week.

    Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

    If you need to access the services below, the medicines you’re prescribed are free:

    There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website