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Use the NHS App

Frome Medical Practice encourages patients to use the NHS App to order repeat prescriptions.

Owned and run by the NHS, the NHS App is a simple and secure way to access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet.

The simplest and quickest way to order your repeat medication is by using the NHS App, which links directly to your Prescription record at the Practice. 

If you don't already have the NHS App you can download it here:


If you need help with downloading or using the NHS App, please contact our Digital Health Connector team.

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Online Form

You can use our online form to contact the prescriptions team

You can order your repeat prescription via our online Repeat Prescription form. No account required.

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Your Local Pharmacy

Some local chemists offer a collection, ordering and delivery service that is supported by the Practice.

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Pharmacy Ordering / Collection Service

We have a facility where our local chemists are willing to pick up an ordered prescription and have it made up ready for the patient to collect directly from the pharmacy. If you do not state a preference your prescription will be sent to your previous chosen destination.

For full details please contact your local chemist.

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In Person

You can order in person by returning the right-hand half of a previous prescription for the required medications

Alternatively, you can order in person at Frome Medical Centre by completing a repeat prescription request form, available from the Information Desk.

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By Post

You can post your prescription slip or written request to us at the Practice

You can write to the Prescriptions Team at:

Frome Medical Centre
Enos Way
BA11 2FH

Please allow 3 working days for us to issue the prescription. The pharmacy may require additional time to prepare the medication.

Repeat Dispensing

If you, or someone you care for, use the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from repeat dispensing from your pharmacist.  This means you won't have to visit the surgery every time you need more medicines. 

 Further Information

Over The Counter Medicines

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.

Read more at NHS England

Prescribing Sustainably

General practice has the potential to make significant improvements to the environmental impact of healthcare in the UK in many areas, including in how we prescribe.

Use of Inhalers

One of the areas we are committed to is reducing the environmental impact of inhaler use.

Visit Green Inhaler for information on making your inhaler more environmentally friendly.

Things we are doing to try and minimise the environmental impact of inhaler use include:

  • Ensuring correct diagnosis
  • Maximising non drug treatments (for example, encouraging patients to stop smoking, increasing exercise etc)
  • Where appropriate, prescribing dry powder inhalers
  • Making every inhaler count, so where patients need to use a Metered Dose Inhaler, supporting them to ensure good technique is used and ensuring all doses in an inhaler are used
  • Recycling inhalers (several pharmacies in Frome will take used inhalers from you for recycling - including St Aldhelm's, Boots and ASDA. All these pharmacies take part in the GSK Asthma Inhaler Recycling Scheme)
  • Providing information to patients about managing their inhaler stock at home

Reducing Polypharmacy and Over Prescribing

We are working with patients to look at the range of medicines they take and to make changes to their prescribing if appopriate. 

We will only reduce medications in the best interest of the patient and may also be able to promote other ways you can help manage your condition, for example through diet, exercise and support groups. Using other forms of support can help reduce the need for, or the amount of, medication prescribed - which is good for you and good for the planet.

Reducing Prescribing of Opiates

We are working with patients to review their opiod use and reduce where possible.

This includes providing patients with advice on how they manage pain. Patients may wish to visit Live Well With Pain for information about the steps they can take to manage pain.

Reducing Prescribing of Over The Counter Medicines

Your GP, nurse or pharmacist will not generally give you a prescription for over the counter medicines for a range of minor health concerns.