Ordering repeat prescriptions
The easiest ways to order repeat prescriptions are:
- using your NHS account (through the NHS website or in the NHS App)
- using the online system:
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 at the practice
- bring the paper form to the surgery, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm
We do not take repeat prescription requests over the phone or email.
If you require emergency contraception, you do not require a prescription from the GP. You can get this direct from certain pharmacies on the NHS.
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||2 Furness Road, Eastbourne||01323 734448|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||10 Freshwater Square, Willingdon||01323 504442|
|Day Lewis Pharmacy||Arlington Road Medical Practice, Eastbourne||01323 736279|
|Paydens Pharmacy||82 Seaside, Eastbourne||01323 725860|
|Paydens Pharmacy||25 High Street, Hailsham||01323 840070|
|Kamsons Pharmacy||Victoria Medical Centre, Eastbourne||01323 721806|
|Kamsons Pharmacy||12 Carew Court, Hailsham||01323 449484|
|Kamsons Pharmacy||46 Meads Street, Eastbourne||01323 733212|
|Kamsons Pharmacy||43 High Street, Polegate||01323 482474|
|Grand Pharmacy||11 Grand Hotel Buildings, Eastbourne||01323 728992|
Electronic Prescribing has now started. This new system means that when a doctor issues a prescription, it will be signed electronically and sent to a pharmacy of your choice. You do not need a paper prescription.
Our paper-based prescription system will continue to run alongside this new electronic system. It will be used for Controlled Drug prescriptions or for people who wish to continue to use paper prescriptions.
Collecting your prescription
You can collect your prescription from the pharmacy 3 to 5 working days after you have ordered it.
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:
If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when/if you need to come in for a review.
Find out more about prescription charges (nhs.uk).
Download information for information on private prescriptions after a private consultation.
What to do with old medicines
Take it to the pharmacy you got it from. Please do not bring it to the surgery as we are unable to dispose of medications. Do not put it in your household bin or flush it down the toilet.
As qualified healthcare professionals, pharmacists can offer advice on minor illnesses such as:
- 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.