Repeat Prescriptions


Please allow three full working days for prescriptions to be processed. If you use a chemist to deliver and pick up your prescriptions, you may need to allow a little longer due to their current demands. Your pharmacy will advise you.

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Use the NHS App

Stanford Medical Centre would like to invite you to use The NHS App

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App which links directly to your prescription record at the practice.


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Order Online with Patient Access

You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access

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You can order your repeat prescription online using Patient Access.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using Patient Access which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice.


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Use Engage Consult

You can order repeat medications, submit admin queries and much more via Engage Consult

You will need to use your NHS Login or create an account. To enter Engage Consult please follow this link

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Online Form

If you're not registered with our online services, you can use our online form

If you do not have a Patient Access account, you can still order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account required.

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By Post or By Hand

Return the tear-off slip to the surgery

You can also fill in a paper request at the reception. 

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By Pharmacy

Contact your local pharmacy who hopefully will be able to help request medications on your behalf.

To find your local pharmacy, please use the NHS Find A Pharmacy service

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Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

Eventually EPS will remove the need for most paper prescriptions. Further information is available here

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Electronic Repeat Dispensing

If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from electronic repeat dispensing.

This means you won't have to re-order or collect your repeat prescriptions from your GP practice every time you need more medicine. More information available on our Electronic Repeat Dispensing page

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Closure of POD

Information for Patients and the Public

NHS Sussex Integrated Care Board has taken the decision to close the Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service from Friday 29 September 2023. Read more via our news section


Please note, for safety reasons, we do not accept requests for repeat prescriptions by telephone

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.

When going aborad you can take your NHS medications with you.

Please visit the NHS website for the latest Prescription Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.


Further Information 

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked at least once a year to review these; certain medication may require more regular review. A notification message should appear on your repeat prescription slip when one is due.

Medication reviews are undertaken by the GP and can either be a face-to-face appointment or alternatively more are being undertaken over the telephone as a telephone consultation.

There are a couple of exceptions where our nursing staff will review medication if you attend one of our specialist clinics e.g. diabetes or asthma but it is always good to check if you are not sure.

As soon as you get this message on your prescription slip and to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions please book an appointment which could be a telephone consultation or a face-to-face appointment.