Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

If you are on repeat medication for a long standing condition, there are a range of options available to you to make collecting your medicines as easy as possible.

Repeat prescriptions can be ordered in the following ways:

  • In person/by post- each prescription issued has a white side to it which lists the medication you have on prescription. Simply tick the items you require, and place it in one of our order boxes or post it to us. There are boxes in our reception area.
  • Online– Complete a simple registration form & bring two forms ID, one photographic into surgery.

The doctors have now instructed reception staff not to take requests for same day prescriptions, we are asking patients to make sure they have enough, to allow for processing of their repeat prescriptions.

Prescriptions ordered to collect from the surgery will be ready after 15:00 the following day, if you have your prescriptions sent to a chemist it will be 3 working days until ready for collection.

Pharmacy

What Does the Pharmacy Provide?

The pharmacy provides all the services you would expect, and is open 100 hours a week. We propose it should open until 23:00 at night and be open both Saturday and Sunday. This should help those who find it difficult to collect medications in the middle of the day. It will also provide a delivery service.

It also provides over the counter medications, and is able to offer advice services to compliment our own, including some health checks, and advice on issues such as hair loss and weight management.

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.