Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you take medication, please give at one week's notice when requesting a repeat prescription. For prescriptions that are collected on your behalf by the local pharmacy please allow four working days when requesting a repeat prescription. 

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in person at the reception desk, put through the letter box when the surgery is closed or posted to the surgery: if you would like your prescription posted back to you please enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

We can also accept requests by email or you can register for our online services and order via the link at the top of this page.

We are no longer able accept requests for repeat prescriptions over the telephone for safety reasons.

Please ensure prescription repeats are requested in a timely fashion ahead of weekends and bank holidays. If you are ordering a prescription early please put a note on your request to inform the surgery, this will avoid delays in your prescription being processed. If you run out of medication please do not use the Out of Hours service this is for emergency/urgent care only.

Please check with your local Pharmacy on timings.

 

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.