Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Repeat prescriptions can be requested in a number of ways, and we can take requests up to a week in advance of your medication running out:

  1. By post
  2. By putting your request in writing (in light of the Coronavirus Pandemic please put your request through the letterbox/outside post boxes providedrather then entering the practice).
  3. By asking your local pharmacy to make the request (your local pharmacist can also give you details and sign you up for the new Electronic Prescribing Service.)
  4. Online via this link (if you have already got a username and password)
  5. Via the NHS App - download the App and verify your ID, you will then be able to access our online system.

N.B. During the Coronavirus Pandemic: Please let us know which chemist you would like your prescription sent to if you haven't already done so. You will no longer be able to collect your prescription from the surgery. You need to allow 72 hours for processing with us plus the chemists turnaround time, to prepare and dispense your medication. If you are a VIP (Vulnerable Isolated Person) and someone is collecting medication on your behalf, please ensure it is ready for collection at the chemist before they visit. 

We are sorry we cannot accept requests for a repeat prescription by telephone. (This still applies during the Coronavirus Pandemic).

Medication Reviews

In order to maintain our high standard in prescribing, we review all our patients repeat medication regularly. Occasionally you may be asked to consult with a doctor before more medication is issued to ensure you are getting the best possible treatment. This can be done over the telephone in most cases, so you do not need to come in, but if requested, please do call to make a telephone consultation with your doctor, or we may not be able to continue to issue your medication.

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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.