Prescriptions

Ordering repeat prescriptions

The easiest ways to order repeat prescriptions are:

  • using your NHS account (through the NHS website or in the NHS App)
  • using the GP online system SystmOnline
  • fill out a repeat prescription request form
  • email your request to peartree.prescriptions@nhs.net
  • by post – you may request your prescription by post and if you enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope we will post your prescription back to you, or by handing in the computer generated record slip attached to your last prescription at reception

We regret that we cannot accept repeat prescription requests over the phone because of wrong medication or dose being issued.

You will be asked from time to time to see a doctor whilst on repeat prescriptions to ensure that the medication is still working and the dose is correct.

Please ensure you always have sufficient medication to last over the weekend and public holidays when the surgery is closed.

Your local pharmacy may have arrangements with our surgery to collect and deliver your prescriptions for you if you are unable to get to the surgery yourself, please check with them.

High risk medications

Medication over the counter

Hay fever

Peartree pharmacy

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm
  • Saturday, 8am to 6pm
  • Sunday, 8am to 5pm

Collecting your prescription

Information:

Due to the increased volume of repeat medication we have to process each day, we are now asking for 5 working days notice prior to collection of prescriptions.

You will need to choose a pharmacy to collect your prescription from. We call this nominating a pharmacy.

You can change your nominated pharmacy at any time:

Questions about your prescription

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.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

Go to Medicines A to Z (nhs.uk)

Medication reviews

If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.

Prescription charges

Find out more about prescription charges (nhs.uk).

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.

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 (nhs.uk)

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

Most pharmacies have a private room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff.