Repeat Prescriptions

There are two ways to order your repeat prescription:

  1. via the NHS app
  2. via our on line services (to access please click here

All repeat prescriptions will be issued within 72 hours (excluding weekends and bank holidays) of a request. We would recommend you submit your repeat request 7 days before you are due to run out to allow the community pharmacy to dispense it.  

Most repeat prescriptions now go direct to your pharmacy of choice electronically although there are some drugs that still have to be issued on a paper prescription.  Pharmacies will require more time to dispense your prescription from the time they receive the prescription due to the process and whether they need to order some of the items into stock.   Please discuss with your pharmacy how long they need to process your prescription.

Cost Effective Prescribing

All GP practices are asked to prescribe as cost-effectively as possible. At Trowbridge Health Centre we look at our prescribing and make changes in line with national and local guidance. 

This sometimes means that your medication / appliances / creams etc are amended.  The changes could be due to safety concerns, evidence of effectiveness or could be due to cost effectiveness of treatment.  Cost effective changes are done to ensure that NHS resources are best utilised.  For most patients changes will have no effect on their treatment, however, if you find that a change to medication is affecting you please discuss with the Clinical Pharmacist at the surgery or your GP. 

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25
  • HRT PPC £19.30

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website by clicking here.

Medication Reviews


Medication Reviews

We do regular virtual checks of medications on repeat prescriptions.

If we need to discuss your medication we will contact you to make a telephone consultation.