All prescriptions are now signed, sent and processed electronically. We can send electronic prescriptions to any pharmacy in England, just let us know when you order if you would like your nominated pharmacy to be changed. Paper prescriptions will continue to be available in special circumstances, but almost all prescriptions will be processed electronically.

Repeat Prescriptions

The repeat prescription system enables patients to obtain, via Reception, supplies of medication already entered on the computer by one of the Practice clinicians for prescription on a repeatable basis. Please note: a 28 day supply of medication is issued at a time in most situations.

Repeat prescriptions can be requested:

Online - Please click on the link at the top of this page and register for patient access. If you already book your appointments online your prescriptions will automatically show once you log on.

Alternatively patients can order via the NHS app

(Click to download app)

Email - - provide the patients full name, date of birth and medication required.

In Person, in writing - preferably using the computer-generated side-slip, ticking each item required


The University Medical Practice, 9 Northcourt Avenue, Reading RG2 7HE

As a routine we do not accept requests over the telephone. 

When requesting a repeat prescription please allow at least two working days for processing. The pharmacy will then require extra time to get the prescription ready.

If you have run out of your medication and you are not able to get a GP/Pharmacist appointment, then your local community pharmacy may be able to provide you with an emergency supply of medication. There are certain exceptions to this however, which your community Pharmacist will be able to advise you, as well as providing you with suitable solutions such as contacting the 111 service.

If the Practice is closed, and you have run out of your medication then please call the 111 service. Any urgent requests for medication, which are received after 5pm, may not be issued that day and the patient will be asked to contact NHS 111 instead.

(Patients' medication is reviewed regularly so you may have to see a doctor or nurse before receiving a repeat prescription)

PLEASE NOTE: To avoid delay in processing your request it is necessary that you provide the correct name of your medication as well as your nominated Community Pharmacy where you would like the electronic prescriptions sent to. If any change is required to your medication you are required to book a GP or Practice Pharmacist appointment even if this change has been requested by your specialist clinician.

If any change is required to your medication you are required to book a GP appointment even if this change has been requested by your specialist clinician

Ask local pharmacies about their collection/delivery services for repeat prescriptions and requesting prescriptions on your behalf.

Patients who are under a private consultant:

Please note that any tests and prescriptions that are requested because of a referral to a private consultant will need to be carried out privately as the patient has elected to be seen privately. 

The practice will only consider prescribing medication if this is usually prescribed by primary care.

It is the responsibility of the private consultant who arranges for private tests results to review and action those results and not the GP.

Please do not ask the GP for results or treatment for tests which have been ordered by the private consultant.

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