Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you take medication on a long-term basis you can ask for a repeat prescription. These can be requested by coming into the surgery or asking the chemist to order on your behalf.

All requests for repeat medication will be accepted by using the tear off slip from your prescription and by ticking the item/s required or by hand writing your repeat prescription request giving full details - name, address and medication required. 

If ordering by post, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope for return of your prescription.

If you are a patient aged 16 years or over, you can now order your repeat prescription using our online service by clicking the link above. For more information, please contact reception for advice.

Please note we do not accept repeat prescription orders over the phone unless in cases of genuine difficulty, e.g. housebound patients on their own.

Please allow 48 hours, excluding weekends and Bank Holidays, for your request to be processed. If you experience any problems please telephone the practice.

Collection Service

Please do not send children under 16 years of age to collect prescriptions. You may telephone your pharmacy to collect the prescription on your behalf and then either collect your medication from your pharmacy when ready, or request a home delivery.

 

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, nurse practitioner or practice nurse at least once a year to review these regular medications and notification should appear on your repeat slip. Please ensure that you book an appropriate appointment to avoid unnecessary delays to further prescriptions.

Prescription Fees

Help with NHS costs

In England, around 90% of prescription items are dispensed free. This includes exemptions from charging for those on low incomes, such as:

  • those on specific benefits or through the NHS Low Income Scheme
  • those who are age exempt
  • those with certain medical conditions
  • More information is available at NHS Choices

NHS Charges

These charges apply in England only. In Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales prescriptions are free of charge.

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10

If you will have to pay for four or more prescription items in three months or more than 14 items in 12 months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.

  • Telephone advice and order line 0845 850 0030
  • General Public - Buy or Renew a PPC On-line

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.