How Early Can I Order My Repeat Prescription?

One thing we all have in common is the longing to have an organised lifestyle. Unfortunately, one thing the majority of us struggle with is maintaining an organised lifestyle. Luckily for you, we provide a service that will consistently keep your NHS repeat prescriptions in check! Meaning you have one less thing to worry about.

Hey Pharmacist is designed to help keep your repeat prescriptions stress-free. We remove the faff by giving you the option to get automatically reminded when it’s time to re-order your medication. So you have plenty of time to get it sorted. You can even choose how early you get reminded to re-order your repeat prescription, with the options being 4 weeks, 8 weeks, and 12 weeks after your request is sent to your GP! You can also choose your own date if needed.

Man setting re-order reminder

It is best practice to order your NHS repeat prescription 7 days in advance, but this depends on your GP. Some medications may require approval before being reissued, such as those involving blood pressure readings.

If you’re unsure as to how early you can re-order a specific medication, ask your local pharmacist when you collect your medication in store.

If you have opted to have your medication delivered directly to your door, then it is recommended that you order your repeat prescription 7 days before. However, if you choose to collect your medication from your local pharmacy then the process is much faster, taking approximately 3 days.

Order reminder

How to set a re-order reminder

Re-ordering your medication takes as little as 3 clicks! So it’s easy to forget, especially when the process is made so simple! This is when our re-order reminder function comes in useful.

First, be sure to have order update notifications turned on to receive the order reminder by going to setting > notifications.

Once your selected medication has been requested with your GP, you will see the option to “Set re-order reminder” when viewing your basket. Once you turn this on, you’ll have to option to set re order reminders when it suits you best (shown above).

So there you have it, with the Hey Pharmacist app, re-ordering your NHS repeat prescription has never been simpler, and you can get back to doing what you enjoy without the worry of forgetting your medication.