NHS Shropshire CCG operates a Prescription Ordering Direct (POD) service.

For more information: Shropshire CCG POD Service

The POD Team handle repeat medication requests for a number of local GP practices.

During the coronavirus pandemic the NHS POD has provided a way to order your repeat prescription when GP practices have been working behind closed doors.

This means that the service has seen an increase in the volume of calls, whilst staffing levels are fluctuating due to self-isolation cases.

The call handlers are working extremely hard to answer all calls as soon as they possibly can, so your patience and understanding is really appreciated.

Shropshire patients are being asked to stop the panic ordering of unnecessary prescriptions as this is stopping people who really need medication from getting the help they need.

POD is being flooded with inappropriate requests with people stockpiling and trying to reactivate old prescription requests which are years out of date.

You should not be trying to order if you have more than seven days’ supply left and we will not be issuing longer supplies than you usually have.

Patients are also trying to order inhalers that they haven't used for years so they have them 'just in case.'

If you do not currently use an inhaler, and do not have any asthma symptoms, then you do not need to order any inhalers and should not be contacting the POD or your GP.

For patients registered with a Shropshire GP practice, they can also e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The POD Team handle repeat medication requests for a number of Shropshire GP practices. Currently, we cater to patients of:

  • Belvidere

  • Bridgnorth 

  • Broseley

  • Brown Clee

  • Cambrian

  • Caxton 

  • Churchmere (formerly Bridgewater, Claypit Street and Ellesmere)

  • Church Stretton

  • Claremont Bank

  • Cleobury Mortimer

  • Dodington

  • Highley

  • Marden

  • Marysville

  • Mytton Oak

  • Plas Ffynnon

  • Radbrook Green

  • Riverside

  • Severnfields (formerly Mount Pleasant and Haughmond View)

  • Shawbury

  • Shifnal & Priorslee

  • South Hermitage

  • Station Drive

  • Wem & Prees