Local Pharmacies

Get fast help from a Pharmacist with various conditions such as minor cuts, sprains, aches, colds, headaches, rashes, cystitis. You can do this by: Visiting a pharmacy, no appointment necessary, confidential area, open till late and weekends. Find your nearest pharmacy using the link below and entering your postcode. 

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Repeat Prescriptions

  • All prescriptions will be sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy.
  • Repeat prescriptions will not be issued by the Doctor during routine or emergency consultations.

How to order a repeat prescription

  • To avoid dangerous errors, we regret that prescription requests cannot be accepted by telephone, fax or email.
  • Please allow 2 working days for your repeat prescription to be ready and 7 days for 4 weekly prescriptions or repeat dispensing item.
  • Put in your repeat prescription request 1 week before it is due.
  • Inform us if you are going on holiday along with the duration and date leaving on your repeat request so we know how much to give you.
  • Any new medication required, please make sure you bring proof of who issued it i.e. hospital discharge summary or counterfoil (if you are a new patient). Documentation must include identifiable information such as: Your name, D.O.B and NHS Number where applicable.

Ways to order a repeat prescription:

  1. Online via our online services
  2. Submit an online consultation - between 8am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday.
  3. Via the NHS app
  4. In person
  5. By post
  6. Via nominated pharmacy - Learn how to nominate a pharmacy

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see/speak to a Doctor or Pharmacist at least once a year to review regular medications.

If you have been advised by the surgery that your medication review is due, please:

  1. Telephone: 020 3233 0870
  2. Request Online: Contact us online


The Contraceptive Pill and HRT tablets are not available on repeat prescription.

An appointment should be made with the Practice Pharmacist when medications are required for the contraceptive pill. You will be asked to complete a questionnaire prior to being issued the medication. If you are requesting HRT and it has been 6 months since your last review, please complete the questionnaire and make an appointment for review.

You can complete the questionnaire here:

Medication Queries

Please get in touch with the surgery to raise a query about your medication or see further details below.

Your GP Should Not Prescribe These Medicines

The NHS is asking doctors to stop or greatly reduce the prescribing of certain medicines or treatments. This is because the medicines are:

  • Not as safe as other medicines
  • Not as good (effective) as other medicines
  • More expensive than other medicines that do the same thing
  • Should not be available on the NHS in some circumstances

List of products

  • Co-proxamol
  • Dosulepin
  • Prolonged release Doxazosin
  • Immediate release Fentanyl
  • Glucosamine and Chondroitin
  • Herbal treatments
  • Homeopathy
  • Lidocaine plasters
  • Liothyronine containing products
  • Lutein and Antioxidants
  • Omega-3 fatty acid compounds
  • Oxycodone and Naloxone combination product
  • Paracetamol and Tramadol combination product
  • Perindopril arginine
  • Rubefacients e.g. Deep Heat and Movelat
  • Once daily Tadalafil
  • Trimipramine

Why does the NHS want to reduce prescribing these medicines?

There are differences in how these medicines are prescribed in different parts of the country and the NHS wants to reduce the differences in the levels of prescribing. Some of these medicines were already on the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) ‘do not prescribe’ list.

These changes aim to improve prescribing for patients across the country and save the NHS valuable resources that can be spent on other areas of patient care.

It is important that the NHS achieves the greatest value from the money that it spends.

Vaccines for travel purposes only e.g.

  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Yellow Fever
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Rabies

Where can I find more information and support?

You can speak to your local Pharmacist or GP.

The Patients’ Association can also offer support and advice:

Find out more about the medicines that are being stopped or reduced on the NHS website

Did you know that no amount of antibiotics can cure your cold?

  • Colds, most coughs, sinusitis, ear infections and sore throats get better without any antibiotics, as your body can usually fight these infections on its own.
  • The best way to treat most colds, coughs or sore throats is plenty of fluids and rest.
  • Without effective antibiotics many routine operations like hip replacements, organ transplants, caesarean sections and treatments for sepsis or chemotherapy will become increasingly dangerous or impossible.
  • Over-use of antibiotics can lead to the development of drug-resistant bacteria which can cause serious infections.
  • Antibiotics can cause side effects such as rashes, thrush, stomach pains, diarrhoea, reactions to sunlight and other symptoms.
  • Help conserve antibiotics so that they remain effective.
  • Protect yourself, your family and friends against the spread of antibiotic resistance. 

Become an antibiotic guardian today! Visit the Antibiotic Guardian website

Prescribing of over the counter medicines is changing

Your GP, Nurse or Pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over-the-counter medicines for a range of short-term, minor health concerns.

Instead, over-the-counter medicines are available to buy in a pharmacy or supermarket in your local community.

The team of qualified healthcare professionals at your local pharmacy can offer clinical advice to safely and effectively manage minor health concerns. This includes:

  • Acute sore throat
  • Coughs, colds, and nasal congestion
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Dandruff
  • Diarrhoea (adults)
  • Dry eyes / sore tired eyes
  • Infant colic
  • Infrequent constipation
  • Infrequent cold sores of the lip
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Mild acne
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Excessive sweating
  • Haemorrhoids
  • Head lice
  • Cradle cap
  • Earwax
  • Infrequent migraine
  • Mild cystitis
  • Indigestion and heartburn
  • Mild dry skin
  • Mild irritant dermatitis
  • Mild to moderate hay fever
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Nappy rash
  • Oral thrush
  • Minor pain, discomfort, and fever (e.g. aches and sprains, headache, period pain, back pain)
  • Teething / mild toothache
  • Threadworms
  • Travel sickness
  • Prevention of tooth decay
  • Ringworm / athletes foot
  • Sunburn
  • Sun protection
  • Warts and verrucae

For more information and support, visit: Why can't I get a prescription for an over the counter medicine? on the NHS website

Referral to an NHS Community Pharmacist Minor Illness Service (GPCPCS)

GPCPCS is now a National NHS service whereby your GP can refer you to the Community Pharmacy.

For treatment and advice, about minor illnesses and common ailments which you do not need to see your GP for. You will receive a structured consultation and records shared with your GP.

The aim is to resolve patient issues quickly and improve self-care freeing up GP appointment time for patients with more complex needs.

This collaborative approach will allow your GP and local pharmacies to work closer for better health outcomes for patients.

You will receive a same day appointment with an NHS Community Pharmacist working with our practice. You can choose a pharmacy and then they will contact you by phone promptly. If you have not heard from the Pharmacist after a few hours, please feel free to ring them. Please do not visit the pharmacy, as they need to arrange to book you in for the consultation.



If I go to the pharmacy, will I get an appointment? If following your consultation with the Pharmacist, your condition requires them to raise anything with us, or arrange an urgent appointment for you; they will do that as part of the service.


Conditions covered

  • Acne, spots, and pimples
  • Arm, pain or swelling
  • Blisters
  • Cough
  • Earache
  • Eye, Sticky or Watery
  • Failed Contraception
  • Headache
  • Itch
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Scabies
  • Sleep Difficulties
  • Tiredness (Fatigue)
  • Wound Problems
  • Allergic reaction
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold or flu
  • Diarrhoea
  • Eye, painful
  • Eye, visual loss or disturbance
  • Hair loss
  • Hearing problems or blocked ear
  • Knee or lower leg pain or swelling
  • Lower limb pain or swelling
  • Pain and/or frequency passing urine
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sore throat and hoarse voice
  • Toe pain or swelling
  • Wrist, hand or finger pain or swelling
  • Ankle or foot pain or swelling
  • Bites or stings. Insect or spider
  • Constipation
  • Ear discharge or ear wax
  • Eye, red or irritable
  • Eyelid problems
  • Head lice
  • Hip, thigh or buttock pain or swelling
  • Limb, cold or colour change
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Rectal pain, swelling, lump or itch
  • Skin, rash
  • Tattoos, birthmarks or moles
  • Vomiting

Please watch this video explaining in a simple way how the CPCS works and what are the benefits of referring patients. 

If you would like us to refer you to this service please let us know: Contact us Online

If you have already called us or put in an online consultation request a clinician will refer you to this service if they feel it is suitable for you and we will let you know that we have referred you, you always have the option to decline, however we advise you to wait for the Pharmacists to contact you first to review your problem and advise you on the best course of action for you.

We hope you find this new service useful.

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