Patient Notice

The practice DOES NOT accept repeat prescription requests from pharmacies on behalf of patients unless they have been assessed as eligible for this service by a GP.

This includes online pharmacies ordering on behalf of patients. Please see below for our various methods of ordering prescriptions.

All pharmacies are still able to collect your repeat prescription from the surgery once it has been processed and deliver your medicines to you if they offer these services.

Ordering Your Repeat Prescription

You can order your repeat prescription in a number of ways with the practice;

Email us

You can email your request to our dedicated prescriptions inbox at [email protected]

Please include your full name, date of birth and name of the prescriptions requried.

By Post

You can post your prescription request to either of our surgeries

Trinity Medical Centre, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PG

Sandal Castle Medical Centre, Asdale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7JE

In Surgery

Both surgeries have boxes in reception where you can put your prescription request forms. Our friendly team are available at the desk to answer any prescription queries. We ask that you wear a mask when entering the surgery.

At our Sandal Castle Medical Centre site there is an external letterbox where you can post prescription requests in without having to enter the surgery. Anyone can drop their prescription request here even if you do not attend this surgery usually.

7 days prior to the due date (earlier if you’re going away,but this needs to be stated on the request). This also gives us plenty of time to book any medication reviews due or alternative changes due to supply issues so you don’t have to worry about being without.
It can take up to 48 working hours upon requesting for your prescription to be issued, however it depends on your pharmacy when it will be available for collection or delivered.
Certain medications require regular monitoring to ensure optimal control of your condition. You may need to come in for regular blood tests, as well as height, weight, and blood pressure checks, to ensure your medication is working effectively.
Nearly all prescriptions will be sent straight to your chosen pharmacy electronically.

For repeat prescriptions this will be the pharmacy that you have nominated by either telling them or notifying us.
For acute prescriptions (i.e. after you have had a telephone consultation with a GP) this can be any pharmacy that is convenient to you at that time. For instance if you are at work or on holiday, let us know, and we can send the prescription to a pharmacy closest to you so that you can collect your medication as quickly and as easily as possible.

Please Note: If you require a delivery service please arrange this directly with your local pharmacy.
Depending on when you ordered your prescription will determine when it should be ready for collection. Providing there are no queries a prescription will be ready in 2 working days (48 Hours)

We strongly recommend contacting your pharmacy if you need to collect a prescription more urgently.
Items that cannot be sent electronically
The list of medications that can be sent electronically is increasing regularly. However, there may still be some items such as appliances that cannot be sent. In these circumstances we will discuss with you the best way to process and send your prescription.
The current NHS prescription charge and more information on who is eligible for help with prescriptions can be found here:

You may also benefit from a pre-payment certificate if you need regular medication.