Patients on regular medication will require repeat prescriptions which are computerised.
Each time a prescription is issued, a new request form is generated to enable you to re order your next month’s repeat prescription.

Requests are not taken over the telephone for reasons of safety.

  • Please allow two full working days for paper prescriptions to be processed. (not including Saturdays and Sundays)
  • If you require more than one item each month, please try to order them at the same time.
  • In line with the Coastal West Sussex Medicines Team recommendations, most repeat medicines are prescribed for 28 days.
  • Tick which items you require on the repeat slip.
  • Either deliver, post or fax your repeat prescription form to the surgery.
  • Or if you wish to order online you may use EMIS Patient Access
  • You are at liberty to take the green prescription form to the pharmacy of your choice to obtain your medication.
  • Some of the local pharmacies arrange to collect prescriptions from the surgeries on your behalf. Please ask at Reception for further details if you wish to take advantage of this service.
  • You may also collect the green prescription slip yourself, or send an s.a.e. to the surgery, if you wish the prescription to be posted to you.
  • A note may appear on your repeat slip advising that medication needs review.
  • Please then make a routine appointment to see a Doctor.

Local Pharmacies

To find a list of local pharmacies you may use the following link:


The Croft Pharmacy is the onsite Pharmacy at The Croft Surgery.
This is owned by Aroschem Ltd., of which Drs. Buchanan, Paterson, Rose and Bridger are Directors.

The Five Villages Pharmacy, located in Barnham, is also owned by Aroschem Ltd.

Your prescription: your choice

You have the right to collect medicines that have been prescribed for you from any pharmacy you choose.

Your choice should not be influenced by letters you receive in the post, or by any doctor or pharmacist.

Please contact NHS England if someone is trying to influence your decision on which pharmacy you would like to use.

You can contact NHS England in the following ways:

Call: 0300 311 22 33

(with ‘your prescription: your choice’ in the subject line)

Post: NHS England, PO Box 16738, Redditch, B97 9PT

Local Pharmacies

To find a list of local pharmacies you may use the following link:

Prescription Charges

People in the following categories are automatically exempt from prescription charges:

  • Children under 16 years of age
  • Children under 19 who are in full-time education
  • People over 60 years of age
  • Pregnant women and women who have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • People in receipt of DSS benefits
  • People with specific medical conditions

Pre-Paid Certificates

It is sometimes worthwhile to buy a pre-payment certificate for the pre-payment of prescription charges. A single item prescription charge is £9.00.

You can get pre-payment certificates for three months or a year. The costs are as follows:

  • A three month pre-paid certificate is £29.10
  • A one year pre-paid certificate is £104.00

If you need regular repeat prescriptions, this keeps the cost down to a manageable amount during the year.

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