Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be obtained by posting your repeat prescription slip in the box at reception, sending or faxing your repeat prescription slip, or handing over to receptionist.

Alternatively, you can order your repeat prescription directly through this site. Click on the link above and complete the simple registration form.

Please tick the items you need on your repeat prescription form and request in writing before 11:00  Your prescription should be ready for collection within two working days.

If you prefer, we can arrange for the prescription to be collected by one of the local chemists you will need to discuss with your pharmacist, how long they will take to dispense your prescription.  Or we can post it back to you (you will need to provide a stamped, addressed envelope for this).

Please do not request repeat prescriptions over the phone.

We are keen to ensure that patients on repeat medication are reviewed regularly. If you have not been seen recently you may be asked to make an appointment for a review of your condition and medication.

Urgent Prescriptions

An URGENT prescription request is for medication which you need within 24 hours, to prevent you from becoming severely unwell or becoming pregnant. These include:

Type of Medication

Common examples (NOT an Exhaustive List)

Adrenaline Injection

Epipen, Emerade, Jext

Insulin Injections

NovoRapid, Lantus,Levemir, Humalog, Humulin, Insulatard, Actrapid

Anticoagulants

LMWH (Enoxapain/Clexane), Warfarin, NOAC (Apixaban, Rivaroxaban, Dabigatran)

Salbutamol Inhalers

Issue but please book in to see an Asthma Nurse within 4 weeks if using frequently (if Asthmatic and has requested >4 inhalers in last 12 months)

Emergency Contraception

(Morning After Pill)

Please be aware some Community Pharmacies offer this for free, sexual health clinics can provide it or it can be purchased over the counter (“OTC”) e.g. Levonelle (within 72hrs), ellaOne (within 120hrs)

Antiepileptics

(Please note some of these medications may have alternative indications for use) Carbamazepine, Phenytoin, Gabapentin, Sodium Valproate

Antihypertensives

Bisoprolol, Ramipril, Amlodipine, Losartan, Indapamide, Doxazosin etc

GTN sprays and 300mcg tablets for Angina are ‘P’ medicines which can be purchased from the pharmacy.

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.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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 PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

Local Pharmacies

Waltham Abbey

Glennon Pharmacy

8 Hillhouse, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 3EL. Phone: 01992 717145.

Lloyds Sun Street

10 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, Essex EN9 1EE. Phone: 01992 712097.

Lloyds opposite Tesco

Thrift Cottage, Sewardstone Rd, Waltham Abbey EN9 1NP. Phone: 01992 713320.

Waltham Cross

Boots

Located in Pavilion Shopping Centre. 75-81 High St, Waltham Cross EN8 7BZ. Phone: 01992 719672.

Coyle Chemist

147 High St, Waltham Cross EN8 7AP. Phone: 01992 626644.

Niti Pharmacy

Located in Pavilion Shopping Centre. 28 High St, Waltham Cross EN8 7BH. Phone: 01992 717821.

Punni Pharmacy

49 High St, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 0BS. Phone: 01992 622471

Nazeing

Elgon Chemist - 6-8 Nazeingbury Parade, Nazeing, Essex EN9 2JL.  Phone: 01992 892177

Loughton

Morrison’s

246/250 High Rd, Loughton IG10 1HW. Phone: 020 8508 7856.

Boots 

230 High Rd, Loughton IG10 1EZ. Phone: 020 8508 1956.

Hutchins Pharmacy

197 High Rd, Loughton IG10 4LF. Phone: 020 8508 3039

Buckhurst Hill

Easter Pharmacy

54 Station Way, Buckhurst Hill IG9 6LL. Phone: 020 8502 9997.

Chigwell

The Bridge Pharmacy

696/702 Chigwell Road, Woodford Bridge, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 8AL. Phone: 020 8504 2307

Epping

Lloyds

283-284 High St, Epping CM16 4DA. Phone: 01992 572010

Boots 

223 High St, Epping CM16 4BL. Phone: 01992 577668

Harlow

Metwest Pharmacy

Staple Tye, 7/8 Perry Rd, Harlow CM18 7PJ. Phone: 01279 420658

Others

Total Medcare Pharmacywww.totalmedcare.co.uk

Britannia Pharmacy - www.britanniapharmacy.com

Pharmacy2U - www.pharmacy2u.co.uk