Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

If you need regular medication your doctor may authorise the issue of repeat prescriptions. When you receive your prescription you will also receive a tear-off portion giving details of your repeat medication.

Please allow at least two to three working days to collect your prescription from a pharmacy.

Please DO NOT wait with your request until you have run out of tablets. 

Hereford Medical Group would like to invite you to use the NHS App

The new, simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

See your available medicines, request a new repeat prescription and choose a pharmacy for your prescriptions to be sent to

Other ways to order

  • Secure online repeat prescription form
  • By post to Station Medical Centre – your prescription will then be sent to the pharmacy that you have nominated.
  • Drop into the post box at the surgery entrance.
  • Some pharmacies will order repeat medication for patients. Please speak to your local pharmacy to see whether they are able to assist.
  • Personally – by completing a prescription ordering form available in our reception areas.

Non-urgent advice: Please Note

You will need to know what items you want to request as our receptionists are not prescription clerks, and so not able to assist in confirming medication.

You will not be able to request prescriptions via telephone.

Collecting your prescription

You can usually collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.

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:

  • on the app or website where you order repeat prescriptions
  • at your GP practice
  • at any pharmacy that accepts repeat prescriptions

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 (

Further Information

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.

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

Most pharmacies have a private consultation room where you can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard.