Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If your doctor has approved your long-term medication on a repeat prescription basis you can order in a number of ways:

  • In person - drop your computerised repeat slip in at reception with the required items clearly marked.
  • By post - send it to us and remember to enclose a stamped addressed envelope if you want us to post it back to you.
  • Online - once you have registred follow the  link at the top of this page.

Please note we are unable to accept requests for medication over the telephone.

If you are unable to get to the surgery to collect your prescriptions, you can:

  • arrange with a pharmacy of your choice have your prescriptions collected and dispensed.
  •  you can enclose a stamped addresed envelope with your request for us return the prescription to you

Please note that HRT and contraceptive pill prescriptions are not issued as repeat medication.

Please allow two full working days for prescriptions to be processed and remember to take weekends and bank holidays into account. If you are collecting from a chemist please allow an extra day.

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): £9.15
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £105.90
  • 3-month PPC: £29.65

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.