Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

For medication which you need on a regular basis it may not be necessary to see a doctor to obtain your prescription.

  • Items which are available for repeat ordering are shown on the white side of your prescription. When you need your medication tick the items you require and return the slip to us. Please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope if requesting postal return of your prescription.
  • Some of the local pharmacies offer a prescription collection and delivery service which you can enquire about at your local pharmacy.
  • You can now order your repeat prescriptions online via the link at the top of this page. New users are required to complete a simple registration.

Please note - we do not take prescription requests over the telephone.

Your prescription will be ready for collection 2 working days later after 15:30 (except Bank Holidays).

Please help us by giving us your repeat prescription request in good time and try not to run out of medication and create a crisis for yourself.

We will not give prescriptions to children under 16 years for collection on behalf of others.

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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.

For more information please click here

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): £9.65
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £111.60
  • 3-month PPC: £31.25

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.