Desborough Surgery

Hazlemere Surgery

Phone lines open 8.30am – 1pm & 2pm – 6pm

Repeat prescriptions

You can only order REPEAT medication that has been authorsied by a Doctor. Regular health checks are required to ensure your medication is working properly,  different types of drugs require different periods of monitoring. If you do not have the checks/blood tests when we instruct you to, it may lead to problems with new prescription requests.

If you are changing GP surgeries please ensure you have at least 1 month worth of medication before leaving, and register with your new surgery ASAP to avoid the need for urgent requests etc. Your new GP may need to see you before agreeing to prescribe your regular medication.


To order your authorised repeat medication we recommend using the NHS App, its easy to download on your smartphone and register with your photo ID. NHS App


Alternatively you can submit a paper request by completing the right hand side of your last paper prescription, tick the items you need and post it in the surgeries external postbox or handing in at Reception. If you don’t have your paper prescription, please right all your details including FULL NAME and DATE OF BIRTH on a piece of paper and list the names of the drugs you wish to order.

Please be aware, if you order your medication too soon (more than 2 weeks before you are due to run out) we will reject your request and you will have to re-submit. If there is a specific reason you need your drugs early, for a holiday etc, please let us know at the time of ordering.

Unfortunately, for safety reasons and to avoid errors, we cannot take prescription requests over the telephone.


  • Please allow up to FIVE WORKING DAYS for us to process your request. For example, prescriptions received at the surgery on a Monday will be processed and sent to your chosen pharmacy by the following Monday.
  • Please order your repeat prescription no more than 2 weeks  before you run out of your medicine.
  • Please try to order all your medication at the same time.
  • Some local Pharmacy offers a home delivery service for people who have difficulty getting out. Please contact your chemist and discuss your needs directly with them.

NHS prescription charges and exemptions

Go to the NHS website for the latest prescription charges and exemption criteria

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 12th May, 2023