Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you receive regular treatment you can complete the repeat slip attached to your last prescription or put your request in writing ensuring that you put your name, address and date of birth on the letter.

You can post your prescription request to the surgery and if a stamp addressed envelope is enclosed we will return it to you.  Please ensure you leave enough time to account for the post.

You can also arrange for a local pharmacy to order/collect your prescriptions.

Alternatively you can register for our online services and order via the link at the top of this page.

We regret we cannot accept repeat prescription requests over the telephone.  Exceptions may be made to this rule under our discretion. Please discuss with the practice manager if you feel that this is the case.

Collections

Requests received at the practice will usually be ready within 48 hours (excluding Bank Holidays & Weekends).  Because morning surgeries are especially busy we request that repeat prescriptions are picked up after 14:00 where possible.  Additionally, if you are phoning to enquire if your prescription is ready, we also request this call is made after 14:00.

Medication Reviews

You will notice on the bottom of repeat slips a review date, you will need an appointment with a nurse around this time if you normally see a nurse for the monitoring of your condition, otherwise the appointment would need to be with a doctor.  

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.