Repeat Prescriptions


Please use the following methods when requesting a repeat prescription.

All repeat prescription requests are initially dealt with by our reception team. Please submit the completed computer slip from your previous prescription.


If you do not have this, please send a clearly written request with your name, date of birth, and address along with name of drug and dosage.

We are happy to take repeat prescription requests using the following methods:

  • In person – Drop request by reception/letterbox
  • Email practice on
  • Letter – The Elms Surgery, 38 The Avenue, Watford, Herts. WD17 4NT
  • Online  – via the link to Emis Patient Access at the top of this page

Please note to use online Emis Patient Access, you will need a username and password.   To obtain this, please come to the surgery with one form of photo ID and one form of Address ID. Once the receptionist has confirmed your ID, she will be able to give you access to this service for repeat prescription requests.

For clinical safety, we are not able to take telephone requests for prescriptions.

Please allow two working days for your request to be processed.

Local chemists regularly collect prescriptions for our patients.  Please specify if you wish to collect your repeat in person or write down the name of your pharmacy to which it should be sent.  Electronic Prescription Service is available - please contact and nominate your local pharmacy to have this service activated.

Batch Prescribing

This service (for future dating and for dosage blister packs) is available, please ask your regular doctor for more information.


Did you know that over-ordering or wasting prescription medicines costs the NHS in this part of Hertfordshire around £3 million each year?

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Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a clinician or our nursing care team at least once a year to carry out reviews.  Notification should appear on your repeat slip.

Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

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