Longfield Medical Practice

Repeat prescriptions

Due to the current situation we will be taking prescriptions over the phone to stop patients coming into the practice, and to protect our staff please make sure you have a nominated pharmacy for the prescription to be delivered to. Please allow 48 hours for your prescription.

Patients on long term medication can order repeat prescriptions in the following ways:

  • By post – send it to us with a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online – follow the link at the top of this page to register for online services. You can also speak to your local chemist about their prescription services and signing up for the Electronic Prescription Service.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

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.

Please click here for further information on the NHS website

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 26th May, 2022