If you are on continuous medication authorised by your doctor, you can order a repeat prescription.

To order a repeat prescription

Your prescription will be ready for collection 48 hours after your order has been received. Only order a repeat prescription if you have less than 7 days of medication remaining. If you run out of your medication, we will endeavour to process it quicker, but this depends upon us having staff on site to process the request and a GP available to sign. Please contact our Dispensary Team.

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We have an on-site dispensary at Oldwood Surgery and can dispense medication to patients that live over 1 mile from a pharmacy. This map shows the eligible locations. Prescriptions issued on the day of a consultation will normally be ready to take home within a few minutes of you being seen by the doctor. You can also request your repeat medication to be collected from Oldwood Surgery or Battle Health Centre.

Dispensary opening times

Monday        08:30 – 17:00
Tuesday        08:30 – 17:00
Wednesday  08:30 – 17:00
Thursday      08:30 – 17:00
Friday            08:30 – 17:00
Weekend      Closed

Non-dispensing patients

If you live within 1 mile of a pharmacy, you are not eligible for us to dispense your medication. We can, however, send your prescription directly to your preferred pharmacy for you to collect from there. Alternatively you can collect your paper prescription from us in person.

Medication reviews

We have a duty to review your health and medicines regularly. We will let you know if you need to make an appointment for a medication review with either our practice nurses or your doctor.

If you need urgent advice about your medication outside our surgery hours, please call NHS 111.

Prescriptions out of hours

If you run out of your medication when we are closed and need some urgently, contact your local pharmacy. They may be able to give you an emergency supply. Alternatively call NHS 111 for advice.

Late opening pharmacies

Details of local pharmacies can be found here:

Pharmacies near Robertsbridge

Pharmacies near Battle

Medication queries have a useful A-Z of medications and FAQ for common medication queries. If you have additional questions or queries about ordering your medication, please contact our Dispensary Team on our usual number 01580 880790 option 2.

Prescriptions on holiday

If you run out of medicines while you are away from home, the following options are available to you:

  • Speak to a local pharmacy – they may be able to give you an emergency supply. If you have any packaging or repeat slips, take them with you. There may be a charge.
  • Visit a Walk In Centre or local GP – they will be able to give you a prescription for your medication.
  • Call NHS 111

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 14th March, 2024