What is a Repeat Prescription?

A repeat prescription is set up by your GP to allow you to obtain certain medication(s) without having to see/speak to them. These are usually medications you are required to stay on long term for medical conditions that are monitored regularly by the practice.


The Practice Dispensary

If you live 1 mile away from a chemist (as the crow flies) you are able to obtain your repeat prescriptions from the practice dispensary in Welshpool or in our branch surgery in Guilsfield.


We are open from 9am-5pm Monday – Friday.

During the current Covid-19 pandemic, you can no longer request prescription by paper. Instead please order by phone on:

01938 557 600 


01938 557 639

You may order through your chosen chemist as normal. 


Dispensary Notice for Patients - Changes

The practice Team dispenses over 9000 items per month. Owing to the high volume of prescription requests, we are unable to continue to offer a 48 hour turn around service. In anticipation of your help we will be aiming to deal with requests within 5 working . 

Your patience and co-operation is much appreciated. 

Ordering a repeat prescription


We require 3 working days to get repeat prescriptions processed and ready for collection – we recommend ordering when you reach your last weeks worth of medication.

Orders placed on... Before 4:30pm

Will be ready on... In the afternoon












Monday (9 days)


Monday (8 days)

Any orders placed after 4:30pm will not be processed until the following day.


  • Automatic ordering system – suitable only for patients who collect medication(s) on a regular 28 day basis
  • Fax it to us on: 01938 556900
  • Phone on 01938 553118 or 01938 557639
  • Drop into your chemist of choice (non dispensing patients)
  • Online ordering system – you can now order online via My Health Online, new users are required to complete a registration form available from dispensary


If you are going away and require a larger quantity of medication (up to 3 months) or need to collect early – this is no problem, just inform one of our dispensary staff members. 


Boots & Rowlands

If you live within a mile of either of these chemists you must nominate one to collect from where your repeat prescriptions will be sent from the practice to be dispensed.

You can still place your repeat prescription order at the practice, but please indicate on your repeat slip which chemist we are to send it to. 


Medication Reviews

 As long as you attend for reviews and check ups as agreed/invited by the practice then your repeat prescription will remain active.

You may receive a note with your repeat prescription indicating that you are overdue a review or check up. Your medication will not be stopped, but please make the necessary arrangements so your repeat prescription can be updated accordingly.

Dispensary Leaflet

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