Elswick Family Practice: 0191 2986060

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on regular medication the doctor may agree that you receive your prescription without an appointment.

You can now nominate a pharmacy of choice and have your prescriptions forwarded to them electronically, this will save you having to collect from the surgery.

You can also order online via the link at the top of this page to save having to call the surgery to order.  Please ask if you would like a log in for the Patient Online Services.

Send a stamped addressed envelope if you would like these posted to you. All prescriptions will be available to collect 48 hours after ordering.

For more information please ask reception.


Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.


We will no longer be issuing paper prescriptions from the surgery. All prescriptions will go electronically to a nominated pharmacy of your choice. This will allow you to collect your prescription directly from the pharmacy 48 hours after ordering. Please complete the slip below and hand it into reception or email it to us at elswickfamily.practice@nhs.net

If you already have a nominated pharmacy and wish to change to a different one please let us know before ordering your next prescription.


Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

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