Prescriptions

How Do I Order My Repeat Prescription?

We require 2 working days from receipt of a prescription request to be collected by the patient. You can request a prescription:

Dispensing Medicines

Medicines can be dispensed to patients who attend our Hemingbrough Surgery. We stock those medicines that we normally prescribe, but occasionally we may not have an item in stock. We can often get these within 2 working days but if the need is more immediate, or if you wish, you can be given a prescription which you can take to a pharmacy of your choice.

We require 2 working days notice of your requirements, in order that we can authorise, check and process your request. Requests may be made either in Hemingbrough, or at Posterngate, but items will be available to collect from Hemingbrough Surgery.

Medication Reviews

Patients may not be aware that our practice nurses can undertake the majority of medication reviews. Therefore if you are due a medication review, please contact the surgery to book an appointment with one of our nurses or by completing the Request an appointment with a Nurse or Healthcare Assistant form.

If you need a medication review with a GP, this will be indicated on your prescription when you collect it and a non-urgent appointment can be booked for you.

Electronic Prescriptions

You will need to speak to your pharmacist to set this up. If you have already signed up for this service you will be able to collect your medication 2 working days after ordering without coming into the practice. For Hemingbrough patients who receive your medication directly from the surgery, this will remain unchanged

There are some medications that are not yet compatible with this service, please check with your pharmacy. For more information, visit the Electronic Prescription Service page on the NHS Digital website.

You can register for this service by completing the Electronic Prescription Service registration form.

Controlled Drug Prescriptions

Any prescriptions which list a controlled drug will now be recorded as collected electronically.

This is to provide a safer and more effective service, however this process may take a little longer. We thank you for your patience.

Prescription Fees

View the cost of prescriptions on the “How much is the NHS prescription charge?” page on the NHS website.

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting the “Am I entitled to free prescriptions?” page on the NHS website.