Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

To order you can either tick the necessary items from the checklist on the right hand side of your last prescription or supply a letter with your name, date of birth, address and required medication or complete a medication request form in the surgery.

We also offer online repeat prescription services via the link at the top of this page.

 You may also set up a repeat prescription service with one of the local pharmacies who can take requests over the phone. Please enquire at reception.

For patients well controlled on medication and attending regular reviews a Repeat Dispensing service can be arranged please ask your doctor or nurse for details.

We are unable to take repeat prescription request over the telephone.

Electronic Prescribing Service

This practice is set up for the electronic prescription service.

This means that for most patients we can send your prescription to your chosen chemist directly saving you having to come down to the surgery.

To get your prescription sent to your chosen pharmacy you will have to ask reception to sign up.

More information on EPS.

Medication Reviews

For your safety and care we require that you are consulted by a clinician  at least once every year to review your medication. Please look out for the message on the right hand side of your prescription and ensure that you make an appointment prior to the review date.  

If you have not been reviewed the amount of medication you receive may be reduced.

Collection

Prescriptions requested are normally ready for collection within 48 hours from your nominated pharmacy. The time we take to prepare your prescription allows the doctor adequate time to check your request and review your medication where appropriate.  We believe this system ensures a high standard of care. Please avoid asking staff to process your request any quicker.

How the notice period for repeat prescriptions works:

Prescription Requested

Available for Collection

Monday before 14:00

Monday after 14:00

Wednesday after 09:00

Thursday after 09:00

Tuesday before 14:00

Tuesday after 14:00

Thursday after 09:00

Friday after 09:00

Wednesday before 14:00

Wednesday after 14:00

Friday after 09:00

Monday after 09:00

Thursday before 14:00

Thursday after 14:00

Monday after 09:00

Tuesday after 09:00

Friday before 14:00

Friday after 14:00

Tuesday after 09:00

Wednesday after 09:00

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.