Request your repeat medication
Did you know you can manage repeat prescriptions from in the NHS App?
You can easily choose where your prescriptions are sent. So, if you know you'll be away from home or you are moving home, you can change your nominated pharmacy from within the app.
You can also order your prescription at any time that suits you. There’s no need to wait to join a telephone queue or wait until the GP surgery opens.
You can also request via Patient Access. You will need photo ID to access Patient Access.
Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines
- You can buy over-the-counter medicines in pharmacies, supermarkets, and some high street shops.
- GPs, nurses, and pharmacists will not generally give you a prescription for over-the-counter medicines.
- Your local pharmacy offers help and clinical advice to manage minor health concerns. If your symptoms suggest it’s more serious, they will help you get the care you need.
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This advice is in line with national guidance from NHS England.
NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) | NHSBSA. A PPC could save you money if you pay for your NHS prescriptions. The certificate covers all your NHS prescriptions for a set price. You will save money if you need more than 3 items in 3 months, or 11 items in 12 months