Ordering repeat prescriptions

The easiest ways to order repeat prescriptions are:

These accounts show you all your repeat medicine and dosage and you can choose the ones you need.

You can also:

  • fill out a repeat prescriptions request form
  • bring the paper form to the surgery, Monday to Friday during opening hours. Please place the form in the black box in reception
  • post the paper form to the surgery
  • request a repeat prescription through your local pharmacy ‘order and collect’ service

We do not take repeat prescription requests over the phone or email.

Collecting your prescription

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

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

Questions about your prescription

If you have questions about your medicine, your local pharmacists can answer these. They can also answer questions on medicines you can buy without a prescription.

The NHS website has information on how your medicine works, how and when to take it, possible side effects and answers to your common questions.

If you would like to speak to someone at the GP surgery about your prescription:

Medication reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, pharmacist, 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.

Prescription charges

View the cost of prescriptions via the website NHS UK: How much is the NHS prescription charge?

You can also find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions by visiting the website NHS UK: Am I entitled to free prescriptions?

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.

Local pharmacies

Central Chemists

3 Brewery Road,
SE18 7PS

Temple Pharmacy Ltd

8 The Slade,
SE18 2NB

Temple Pharmacy Ltd

33 Lakedale Road,
SE18 1PP

Alpharm Chemist

116 Plumstead High Street,
SE18 1SJ

Seven Day Chemist

175a Bellegrove Road,
DA16 3QS


156 Plumstead High Street,
SE18 1JQ