Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

A repeat prescription may be ordered either by returning your repeat slip and placing in the box in the foyer or by ordering online via the link at the top of this page.

If you are not registered for online services please ask at reception for details of how to register. 

If you are registered for online services and the system prevents you from ordering your medication on line, please telephone the surgery as sometimes this can be resolved on the telephone.

Alternatively you may post your request with a stamped self-addressed envelope.  Please ensure you have adequate medication at home.

Prescriptions will be ready to collect 24 hours after ordering. With effect from 1st October 2018 all prescriptions will be required to be collected from your pharmacist or by your pharmacist.

Medication Reviews

Patients on repeat medication will be asked to see a doctor, clinical pharmacist, 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.