Torrington Health Centre

High Bickington Surgery

Repeat prescriptions

It is our normal practice to dispense 28 days worth of medication for repeat prescriptions.

What is a Repeat Prescription?

A repeat prescription is a medication that your doctor has authorised on your file which can be supplied for a certain period of time on a regular basis without having to see your doctor each time. Repeat prescriptions are normally authorised for a period of 6 to 12 months but this may vary with the type of medicine and at the doctor’s discretion.

How Do I Get My Prescription?

Your doctor will usually give you your first prescription which will have 2 parts. The GREEN slip is the actual prescription which you give to the pharmacist to obtain your medication. The WHITE side shows the list of drugs that you can order as repeat issues. We also call this the repeat re-order form. Please keep this as you need it to order more medication.

To order more medication:

Please mark only those items that you need by ticking each item on the WHITE SLIP within 5 days of running out please. Please do not tick items that you do not need.

Then either:

– you can post your completed white slip into the Health Centre, or the chemist where you normally collect your prescriptions.


– you may order your medicines online (see below for further information).

Please give the Practice at least five working days before collection.

If you live in the town, drugs can be collected from the chemist in Torrington. If you are a country patient (i.e. you live more than a mile from Torrington) your prescription will be prepared for you at our dispensary.

Those on repeat prescriptions will be required to see their doctor from time to time and may be asked for the number on their repeat prescription slip when making the request.

The dispensary is open Monday to Friday 8.30am – 12 noon and 2.00 – 6.00pm.

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions Online

Should you wish to order your repeat prescription online you will first need to register for our online service. You can do this by asking a receptionist for a personalised registration document.

Alternatively, please download the registration form by clicking here, complete it and bring it to reception with the required identification.

Once you have registered for this service and you have your access details, you may access the online services by clicking here


Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 4th December, 2023