Repeat prescriptions

Most prescriptions are sent via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) which means that almost all our prescriptions are processed electronically. You will need to nominate a pharmacy for your prescription to be sent to. You can find a pharmacy by following this link Find a pharmacy – NHS (

Read more about EPS on the NHS website.

Ordering your medication

You can request your prescription in one of the following ways ;

  • Counterfoil (the back of your prescription) indicating which medication you require by ticking the box at the side of the medication and placing in the prescription box at the surgery,
  • In writing,
  • Online via SystmOne online
  • NHS app
  • email
  • or in person at the surgery.

The surgery does not accept repeat prescription ordering through a third party; i.e. Pharmacy.

Please note we will accept telephone requests for housebound patients and those with registered carers only. Please ring between 2pm-5pm.

The practice aims to generate and sign repeat prescriptions within 24 hours of request but because of the need to ensure patient safety patients should allow two working days. Please allow a further 24 hours if you wish to collect from the chemist.

We will be happy to post you your prescription on receipt of a stamped, self addressed envelope.

Only a doctor can approve your repeat prescription.

Patients on repeat prescriptions must be reviewed on a regular basis by a doctor and you may be asked to make an appointment for this purpose.

Raising a query about your medication

You can send a message via SystmOnline, email, via PATCHS or be telephoning the surgery between 2pm-5pm.

Wakefield ICB Prescribing Changes

Items which will no longer be prescribed on Prescription

You will not be able to have these items on prescription

  • Sunscreen for skin protection from UV radiation
  • Cream for unwanted facial hair and other products for cosmetic use.
  • Emollients for minor skin conditions
  • Camouflage Products
  • Multivitamins
  • Expensive brands of medicine if a suitable generic alternative is available that costs less
  • All Gluten free products, Soya and thickened infant formula(baby milk)
  • Infant formula(baby milk) for lactose intolerance.

Patients will have to purchase these products.

Other Products

  • Items which you can buy over the counter for example antihistamines, certain creams/ointments/drops
  • Painkillers for certain conditions


This change has been made by Wakefield ICB for the whole Wakefield, Castleford and Pontefract area. To reduce the unnecessary burden on NHS finances. Other ICB’s around the country are also making this change.

Please don’t complain to the practice or its staff please forward any complaints to PALS at Wakefield ICB.

Prescriptions Charges

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.65

Prescriptions Pre Payment Charges

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months, or more than 15 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website

Private Prescriptions

Recently all GP Practices have received guidance from The British Medical Association (BMA) regarding the issuing of private repeat prescriptions. The legal advice is clear that in cases of treatment under the primary care contact, GP’s cannot issue private repeat prescriptions. They will be in breach of obligation if they do so as this is classed as denying the NHS of revenue.

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 17th July, 2023