Repeat Prescriptions

Please allow 96 hours (4 working days) for prescriptions to be processed. Please remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Prescriptions can be sent electronically to any pharmacy in the UK.


Due to an increasing number of requests for repeat prescriptions to be issued urgently, we have had to review how we handle these requests in order to provide safe and consistent service to all our patients.

Emergency prescription requests are requests for medication which is needed within 24 hours to prevent you becoming severely unwell.

The practice has made a decision that unless your urgent prescription request falls within the range of 'emergency' medications listed below, you may be informed that your medication will be processed following the normal repeat prescription policy as indicated at the top of this page.


  • Epileptic medication
  • Insulin
  • Inhalers for lung conditions
  • Warfarin and other anticoagulants (blood thinners)
  • Mediation needed for heart conditions
  • Mental Health medication
  • Emergency rescue medication e.g. adrenaline for allergic reactions, GTN spray, antibiotics for COPD

When you request your repeat prescription (online, by post or dropping it into the surgery) it will be sent electronically to your nominated chemist. To set this up, please let the surgery where you would like it to be sent to. 

To order your prescription online please call into reception to collect your unique booking password then using these details click on the link at the top of this page.


GP's in Hertfordshire will no longer normally prescribe medicines which can be bought over the counter for short term conditions and minor ailments.

Please link for further information.

For more information you can contact Herts Valley Co- Commissioning Group on or visit their website at


Patient Information Leaflet - Repeat Prescriptions Safe and Effective use of your medication

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.

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