Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are taking regular medication then you can obtain your repeat prescriptions in 4 ways. Please be aware that it takes 72 hours to process your request. Note that this includes week days only. (If you leave your prescription in on Friday afternoon it will not be ready for collection until Wednesday afternoon.)

Please clearly mark your request as to whether you will collect it from the surgery or a local chemist.

How to Order

  • You can leave your written request at the surgery or post it to us. Should you require it to be posted back to you please include a self- addressed envelope with the appropriate postage.
  • The online repeat prescription link is at the top of this page. Please note you will need to register for this service by completing a form and bringing photographic identification to the surgery. While your prescription order will be processed via a secure server and handled in strict confidence within our practice, we cannot guarantee it’s security over the Internet. If you do not wish to use it, please utilise one of the other methods described.
  • If you are housebound and unable to use any of the other methods, then you may make a request over the telephone after 11:00am.
  • Certain patients, whose regular medications have not needed to be changed for some time may be invited to join a scheme in association with the pharmacy. In this case your doctor will issue six months of prescriptions at the same time, and they will be held at the pharmacist of your choice. They will dispense them directly to you without the need to contact the surgery each month.

Please note the surgery no longer issue emergency prescriptions except for certain medication please see the link below for further information.

Emergency Prescriptions.pdf

Important Information

All patients on repeat medication will be given monthly prescriptions. This is in accordance with Clinical Commissioning Group guidelines. Women taking the contraceptive pill or hormone replacement therapy will need to see a doctor at least yearly and will be given prescriptions for three months at a time.

Our repeat medications are reviewed at regular intervals by the Clinical Commissioning Group Pharmacy team to keep up to date with current prescribing recommendations. We will endeavour to inform you of any changes that are being made.

Not all medication can be prescribed by your doctor, therefore sometimes you may be asked to get certain medications from your hospital consultant.

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.