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Electronic Prescribing Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP practices to pharmacies. Eventually EPS will remove the need for most paper prescriptions.

You can nominate a pharmacy of your choice to receive your prescriptions electronically, saving you time on having to visit the surgery to collect your paper script.

There are a number of ways you can nominate a pharmacy to receive your prescriptions:

  • Contact your local surgery
  • Through the NHS App available on smart phones
  • Through the Patient Access App or Website
  • Contact your local pharmacy.

For more information visit the NHS websiteElectronic prescriptions

By Email

As well as ordering repeat prescriptions online using the NHS App or Patient Access , we also now have a dedicated email address for you to order your medication. If you use this service please include your name, date of birth and the name of the item/s that you wish to order. Alternatively, you can attach an image of your repeat prescription list to your email.

Please allow up to 3 working days for your prescription to be sent over to your nominated pharmacy. If you do not have a nominated pharmacy please indicate your preferred pharmacy when making a request for medication.

For West Park GP Surgery. Email
For Coalway Road GP Surgery . Email
For Warstones GP Surgery. Email
For Alfred Squire GP Surgery. Email
For Lakeside GP Surgery. Email
For Lea Road GP Surgery. Email
For Thornley Road GP Surgery. Email
For Oxley Road GP Surgery. Email
For Penn Manor GP Surgery. Email

Prescription charges

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. Help with NHS costs may be available for patients who meet the criteria laid out on the NHS Business Services Authority website. 

  • Those who are age exempt
  • Those with certain medical conditions
  • Patients with low income or are receiving certain benefits
  • Pregnant women and those who have given birth in the past 12 months
  • Patients receiving a War Pension Scheme or Armed Forces Compensation Scheme payments

More information is available at Free NHS prescriptions | NHSBSA

If you do not qualify for free NHS prescriptions the current fee in England is:

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35

You can save money on NHS prescriptions by purchasing an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate. This enables you to pay a set price for prescriptions no matter how many you need.

  • £30.25 for 3 months
  • £108.10 for 12 months (or 10 Direct Debit instalments of £10.81)

You can purchase an NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate a number of ways:

Additional Patient advice before ordering

  1. Please check your medication cupboard before ordering
  2. Order your prescription when you have 7 days of medication left
  3. If you have a build-up of medication please let us know so that we can adjust the quantities so that everything falls in line
  4. Please do not order ‘just in case’. If you need the medication in future then you will still be able to request it.
  5. Let us know if you have stopped taking any of your medicines
There are a number of ways you can order your repeat medication
Order a repeat prescription using Appointments by Patient Access
If you would like a patient access account please contact your practice
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
Your repeat prescription will be processed and sent to your nominated pharmacy within 2 working days.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
If you have an urgent prescription request please call your GP Surgery. The cut off time for same day urgent requests is 3pm. Any urgent requests after this time will be processed the next working day.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust