Repeat prescriptions

The repeat prescription system

When you receive a prescription, attached is a list of your usual medicines. You can then use this as a request form. You can request your next prescription either:

  • Online by clicking here. You will be taken to a page from SystmOnline, our IT systems provider. You need to have obtained a username and password from us first. If you do not yet have one please come into Reception with some proof of ID.
  • By submitting the prescription request form to reception, and allowing 48 hours for collection.
  • By email - we are actively encouraging patients to email us. It is efficient for both yourself and us. Once submitted, allow 48 hours before collecting from reception. Please send your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    (Don't forget to add your name, address and date of birth, and full details of each medicine needed.)
  • By post, attaching a S.A.E. Unfortunately we do not accept telephone requests, as they are prone to errors, and tie up our phone system.
  • By faxing 0113 295 3842.

Please also note that if a request is for an item not on your list, the doctor needs to review it; inevitably there can be a delay.

Medication reviews

On an annual (or occasionally 6 monthly) basis the practice needs to update your list of medicines - is the medicine list accurate? Do you need all the medicines? etc. This is known as the medication review. Sometimes, if the list is a simple one, the doctor may choose to update it from your computer record. You won't be contacted, but you will be able to continue requesting the same medicines for the next 12 months. Alternatively, you will receive a note attached to the prescription, asking you to book a routine appointment before the next prescription is due.

We would be grateful if you could book your review in a timely manner to ensure your prescriptions can be released on time.

Ideally we'd encourage patients with chronic health conditions such as:

Asthma, COPD, hypertension, diabetes, mental health, ischaemic heart disease,

To book a Nurse review appointment, unprompted, in the month of your birth

Prescription duration

Our default is to issue a 2 month supply of medicines on each prescription. There are exceptions to this. With HRT and contracpetion we'd usually issue 3 months per prescription. With controlled drugs like tramadol, temazepam and morphine we can only issue 1 month of medicines at a time.

If you have ignored communications from the surgery to come in for your annual review then the prescription length will be reduced from 2 months, to 1 month and then 1 week. This will be revert to 2 months once you've attended for review.

Additional information