Ashington House Surgery

Repeat Prescriptions

Dear Patients,

You may have heard that the Prescription Ordering Direct service (POD) will be closing at the end of June 2024.  If you are someone who uses the POD, there are alternative ways to order your repeat prescription, the quickest and easiest way is with the NHS App.  The NHS App is free to download, and allows you to order your repeat prescriptions any time of day or night, you can also see when your prescription has been signed by your GP, and choose or change your nominated pharmacy!

If you do not have a smartphone, but you do have access to the internet via a PC or a laptop, you can sign up for an NHS online account and order medication via this link  Alternatively you can email you can email your request to

If you do not have access to the internet, you are welcome to hand in a repeat prescription slip to the surgery, please be aware that this method is a longer process and can cause a delay to your prescription.

Further to our update, please see this helpful video on how to use the NHS App for ordering repeat prescriptions.