Repeat Prescriptions

Options for ordering repeat prescriptions are:

Online – via the link at the top of this page. 

NHS App - order through the NHS App 

Post - tick the re-order form and send to the practice with a stamped addressed envelope, please allow at least 1 week

By hand - Complete the re-order form and put into the prescription request box in the waiting room. If your re-order form has been lost, a hand written request can be made using the forms available in reception.

Please allow 3 full working days for prescriptions to be processed for collection/sent to the pharmacy to dispense and please allow further time for the pharmacy to dispense your medication. Remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account.

Is your medication out of stock?

If your nominated pharmacy has ran out of your repeat medication, please call some other local pharmacies to try and locate stock.

Below is a list of local pharmacies (in order of location closest to Warren Lane) and their contact information.


  • Saffron Pharmacy- 0116 238 6330


  • The Village Pharmacy- 0116 238 7353


  • Boots- 0116 289 8650


  • Hockley Farm Chemist- 0116 285 6008


  • Masons Chemists- 0116 239 3139


  • Medicure Pharmacy- 0116 289 7121


  • Sonichem Ltd- 0116 289 5826

Changes to the Prescribing of Certain Medication

Medicines you can buy from a pharmacy or shop

East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG does not support prescribing of certain medication that can be purchased over the counter (OTC).


Private Prescriptions

Medications requested to be prescribed after consultation conducted by a private healthcare professional, requires an assessment from our own healthcare professionals (with prescribing qualifications) to ensure it fulfils our protocol.

This includes:

  1. Confirming that there is a valid private clinic letter. 
  2. Checking for contraindications and interactions.
  3. Checking the classification of the medication to ensure we are prescribing according to the local and practice guidelines.
  4. Recommendation of prescribing medication is conducted by an accredited health care professional. This may vary according to the condition being assessed.

Medication Reviews

If you have a repeat prescription, we may ask you to come in for a regular review. We will be in touch when you need to come in for a review.

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

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a pre-payment certificate.