Prescriptions

Repeat Prescriptions

Prescriptions for drugs that have been authorised as a repeat prescription by the doctor can be ordered in the following ways:

  1. Call our dedicated prescription line between 1:30pm-4:30pm, Monday - Friday. It is option 3 when you call the surgery line. 
  2. Complete the right hand side of the prescription and post in the repeat prescription box in the surgery.
  3. Post your request to the surgery and if you enclose an SAE we will post the signed prescription back to you.
  4. By special arrangement with the chemist.
  5. Online via EMIS. If you are interested in using this service please ask the receptionist for more details. You will be provided with appropriate access codes and password after which you may follow the  tlink at the top of this page.
  6. If your medicine is stable you can use the "repeat dispensing system" which allows up to 6 months of prescriptions to be with a nominated chemist so that you just visit the chemist to collect your prescription. A consent form needs to be signed prior to starting this system so please ask at reception.

48 working hours notice is required for processing your repeat prescription.

If you require medication that is not part of your repeat prescription please complete one of the "medication request" forms and post it in the repeat prescriptions box.

 

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): £9.35
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £108.10
  • 3-month PPC: £30.25

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.