Repeat Prescriptions

Download the NHS App

We strongly advise patients to download, activate & use the NHS APP NHS App and your NHS account – NHS ( The NHS APP enables you to order your repeat medication (and perform many other tasks / actions see website for details).

Repeat Prescriptions

Edlesborough & Pitstone Surgeries can dispense to patients who live more than 1mile/1.6km from the nearest pharmacy (otherwise it will be dispensed from the nearest pharmacy unless you request an alternative).

Typically, the repeat prescription will be for 28 days supply – there are some exceptions. Your doctor will not usually need to see you for each repeat prescription ordered. The doctor may include information on the tear-off-portion of the prescription (known as the right-hand-side) or on the medicine labels to keep you posted on the requirement for routing tests / examinations.

Patients needing to order repeat prescriptions should use the repeat slip attached to their last order or preferably the NHS APP.

Allow 7 working days (i.e. excluding weekends, bank holidays, etc.) starting the day after you submit the request for prescriptions to be approved and dispensed.

Medication Reviews

Patients will be asked to attend a medication review typically once-per-year. These medication reviews are scheduled on the patients birth month. Please ensure that you book an appointment when asked to avoid unnecessary delays to your medication being issued.

Do You have Regular Prescriptions?

If you have more than 3 prescription items in 3 months or 11 items in 12 months it will be more cost effective to have a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC)? Full details: NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) | NHSBSA