Repeat Prescriptions

The repeat prescription system enables patients to get medication already entered on the computer by one of the Practice clinicians for prescription on a repeatable basis

Repeat prescriptions can be requested:

  • ­Online - Please click on the link and register for patient access. If you already book your appointments online your prescriptions will automatically show once you log on.
  • ­In Person, in writing - preferably using the computer-generated side-slip, ticking each item required. Prescription requests can be dropped in the letter box outside the practice 
  • ­Email: or Please make sure to provide patients full name, date of birth and medication required
  • ­Community Pharmacy: Ask your local pharmacies about their collection/delivery services for repeat prescriptions and requesting prescriptions on your behalf.

Please note: as a routine we do not accept requests over the telephone and we no longer have a fax machine

How long does it take for a prescription to be ready?

Please allow TWO full working days (this does not include weekends or bank holidays) for your prescription to be processed, checked and signed.

Any prescriptions will be issued at the doctors’ discretion. You may be asked to speak to a GP, a practice nurse or our clinical pharmacist before an acute or repeat prescription is issued. This is to ensure safe prescribing.

Please make sure you request repeat prescriptions in plenty of time as we cannot process repeats as emergencies.

How to collect your prescription

  • ­The Surgery provides an Electronic Prescribing Service where the prescription is sent electronically directly to the chemist of your choice. 
  • You can nominate your chosen pharmacy directly with them or alternatively, you can inform the team at the practice. 

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.  A notification should appear on your repeat slip.
  • ­You may also be required to do regular blood tests to ensure your treatment is safe and effective
  • ­Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment for your medication review to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptio‚Äčns

Local Chemists

Clockwork Pharmacy: 020 7837 5753

161 Caledonian Road, N1 0SL

Clockwork Pharmacy: 020 7607 4525

Caledonian Road, N1 1EF

P Edward: 020 7607 4338

324 Caledonian Road, N1 1BB

Endo Chemist: 020 7837 1430

70 Chapel Market, Islington, N1 9ER

Not Registered for Online Services?

Request Repeat Prescription

General Medication Question

Medication Review Request

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

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

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.